New Roofs Above Gates of Exhibition Grounds in Frankfurt, Germany

Customer Project

29. January 2014

Germany RSTAB Steel Structures

Structural Engineering Digital Planning and Structural Analysis
Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Investor Messe Frankfurt, Germany

Length: ~ 42 m | Width: ~ 18 m | Height: ~ 5 m
Number of Nodes: 298 | Members: 567 | Materials: 2 | Cross-Sections: 26

In 2008, the German company Messe Frankfurt organized an architectural competition for planning the redesign of the northern and southern gates leading to the exhibition center. The target was to design a guardhouse and a roof for each gate. The building owner wished the roofs to be developed as extraordinary structures with high recognition value.

The winning designer was the German architect Ingo Schrader from Berlin, who worked closely together with the German structural engineers Bollinger + Grohmann.

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