Client: Koelnmesse GmbH, Cologne
1st prize Competition 2015/2016
GFA 10,000 sqm
The new exhibition hall 1plus is part of the masterplan 3.0 of the inner-city Exhibition and Convention Center of Cologne.
In the year 2016 JSWD was awarded the first prizes in the three-tier process to upgrade the Trade Fair of Cologne. In its effort to attain sustainability, “Koelnmesse” calls for an investment of approximately 700 million euros between now and the year 2030. For one, the plans call for the Hall 1 and the multi-functional Confex for exhibitions, conventions and corporate events and an intelligent east-west terminal that links all exhibition areas. Furthermore, a new distinct “Entrance East” will be added to the exhibition complex. The design submitted by JSWD convinced due to its well-thought out organization and rearrangement of the complex, both existing and new pattern of use and developmental structures, which bring the joint flexible use of exhibition halls within the realm of possibilities.