High Hall Messe Stuttgart

The high hall is a special structure located at the eastern end of the fairgrounds and was designed for up to 15,000 spectators. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the main entrance with its main foyer and is used for large-scale events in the concert or sports sector; its foyer with its associated underground courtyard is also available for exhibitions and events. The hall is created by two individual halls mirrored against each other and resembles the shape of a circus tent. It is located at the lowest point of the site and thus has the least impact on the landscape.



The design approach for the new trade fair is determined by minimum land use, short distances and an innovative appearance with distinctive characteristics. The design follows not only functional requirements, but also higher-level criteria pertaining to the landscape and the perception of space. With their draped roof forms and generously glazed facades, the exhibition halls strengthen the relationship to the surrounding landscape and enhance the desired distinctiveness.


09 2000 / 1st prize

Start of planning
11 2000

09 2007

Projektgesellschaft Neue Messe GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart

Messepiazza 1, 70629 Stuttgart


Construction costs
ca. 52 Mio. Euro

Service Phases

Project controller
Drees & Sommer GmbH, Stuttgart

Structure planning
Mayr Ludescher Partner, Stuttgart
Boll & Partner, Stuttgat

Landscape architect
Adler & Olesch Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH, Nürnberg

© Roland Halbe (1-2; 5)
© Steffen Vogt for wulf architekten (3-4)