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Halle 3a Nürnbergmesse (GER)

Architectural excellence meets functionality – energy-efficient sun-protection glazing out of TG-THERM®sun floods the exhibition hall with light

The new 3A Hall towers above the surrounding buildings of the Nuremberg Trade Fair with elegance and an impressive structure and therefore represents the heart of the fair ground. The new exhibition facility covers a total area of more than 9,000 square meter and expands therewith the entire area up to 170,000 square meter. 

The 3A Hall was designed by no one less than the internationally renowned and awarded architectural office Zaha Hadid Architects which is especially known for its sensational and extravagant project implementation. In the 18-month construction period more than 3,290 tons of steel and 2,700 square meters of glass were installed. During the planning phase Nuremberg Trade Fair manager, Dr. Roland Fleck, could realize, with the approval of the Supervisory Board, an additional hall surface of 900 square meters. 

The new hall seamlessly integrates itself in the existing main concept. Each of the halls was designed under consideration of creative aspects linked to functionality but even more in compliance with the disciplined cost planning. It was important that these specifications were considered in the planning of the architectural office. Features of the hall besides the size of 95 meter length by 85 meter width are the interior which is conspicuous by the wavy fins and different ceiling heights between 13 and 20 meter which slightly descend in the south. 

Full length glass facades of our insulating glass TG-THERM®sun SN 51/28 HT consisting of laminated safety glass TG-PROTECT® with ceramic digital printing in dimensions up to 3100 x 5000 mm decorate two sides of the hall and provide optimal light conditions. Particularly impressive are the fan-shaped ornaments of the ceiling structures which grow from inside to outside, protect from sunlight and serve as blinds at the same time. The installed glazing perfectly matches to the approach of sustainable and resource-saving operations and guarantees optimized energy efficiency. In addition TG-THERM®sun SN 51/28 HT panels measured 900 x 2700 mm and 1370 x 2410 mm were produced for and assembled at the 3A Hall. Finally, with its completion in February 2014 the starting signal was given for the everyday trade fair life.

Object Name: Hallo 3a Messe Nürnberg
Object Type:
  • event buildings
  • commercial buildings
Construction Type:
  • new building
Construction Time: 2012 - 2014
Client: Messe Nürnberg
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Executing Company: Roschmann Konstruktionen aus Stahl und Glas GmbH
Glass Types:
  • TG-THERM®sun
  • TG-PRINTdigital
Dimensions: 960 x 2,700 mm, 1,370 x 2,410 mm, 3,100 x 5,000 mm
Image Rights: © NürnbergMesse GmbH/Heiko Stahl

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