An illustrated pocket book which explains the design and technical realisation of the world’s largest and most spectacular glass hall. The huge glass ‘winter garden’ – the centrepiece of the new Leipzig International Exhibition Centre – is 244m long, 80m wide and 30m high at the apex, enclosing 350,000m3. Combining simplicity of concept and construction with elegance and economy, it appears as a filigree shell within the site’s central landscape.
The New Leipzig Messe opened in April 1996, and was celebrated with the issue of a special German postage stamp. Since then it has become a favourite venue in its own right for exhibitions, launches, sporting, dance, and other cultural events.