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28.07.2016 The Frankfurt exhibition grounds: a "city within the city"

The traditional cornerstone of the Messe Frankfurt company is its home venue in Frankfurt. Situated in the middle of Germany and the heart of Europe, it is a exhibition site with unparalleled accessibility, whether by plane, train, car or public transport.

Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are located near Frankfurt Central Station at the heart of the city, comprising a total area of 592,127 square metres. With 10 halls and various other facilities, the grounds offer 366,637 square metres of exhibition space, as well as an outdoor exhibition area measuring over 96,000 square metres. The company also operates two congress centres. The Frankfurt exhibition grounds are the second largest in the world. During trade fairs, it provides a wide range of services, with an infrastructure that renders it a “city within a city”.

The impressive designs of renowned architects including Helmut Jahn, Oswald M. Ungers and Nicolas Grimshaw have lent the Frankfurt exhibition grounds an unmistakable profile in perfect harmony with the modern Frankfurt city. The grounds can be easily reached both from the airport and via the motorway. With its own suburban train (S-Bahn) station directly on-site as well as underground and tram stations at the "City" entrance, the Messe Frankfurt site features ideal public transportation connections.

The exhibition halls and their architects

“City” entrance & Hall 1 1989 Helmut Jahn
Festhalle (Hall 2) 1909 Friedrich von Thiersch
Forum 2001 KSP Engel / Zimmermann
Hall 3 2001 Nicolas Grimshaw
Hall 4 1983 Architects Otzmann, Maurer, Groethuysen and Wirsing
Hall 5 1971 / 72 Martin Schoenmakers
Hall 6 1961 / 1970 Martin Schoenmakers
Torhaus 1984 / 1989 / 1997 Oswald M. Ungers
Hall 8 1967 von Steinbüchel-Rheinwall
Hall 9 1981 / 82 Oswald M. Ungers
Galleria 1983 Oswald M. Ungers
Hall 10 1973 / 1978 / 1992 Martin Schoenmakers / Oswald M. Ungers
Congress Center 1996 Helmut W. Joos
New Dependance 2005 Nicolas Grimshaw
Cargo Center 2007 Kölling Architekten Gbr
Hall 11 & Portalhaus 2009 Hascher Jehle Architektur
Kap Europa 2014 Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Klaus Lenz
ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG
Operation and Security Center (OSC) 2014 hhp-Architekten, Frankfurt am Main

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €648 million in sales and employing 2,244 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 133 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres.The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds.Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

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