The new Koelnmesse is taking shape

architectural competition

In order to solve the planning issues connected with the project, Koelnmesse had decided to conduct a competition for architects in two processing phases. In the first phase, 20 architectural firms were selected from a total of 81 submissions and asked to work out their proposals for appropriate solutions of the planning issues. A total of 19 architectural firms eventually submitted their work for evaluation. An independent jury selected seven promising concepts for further processing in the second phase of the competition.

At a meeting held on 22 December 2015, the jury selected as their favourites the drafts submitted by two firms: ingenhoven architects from Düsseldorf and JSWD Architekten from Cologne. And at the meeting held on 21 March 2016, the jury made its final decision: the winning firm is JSWD Architekten. The competition process began in May 2015 and lasted for ten months.

Read more about the competition for architects:

Koelnmesse 3.0: Jury selects winning project, 21 March 2016
The new Koelnmesse is taking shape, 23 December 2016

The individual measures at a glance:

New buildings

Modernisation