Congress Center in Hamburg reopened

28 meters in height, the new foyer measures 2,000 square meters in size. The world’s largest pendant luminaire stylishly greets anyone visiting the venue.

Modernized in line with the heritage guidelines, Hall 1, which holds audiences of up to 3,000, is the largest of the total of 50 events rooms, all of which come equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

Newly extended, the Belvedere now boasts improved access to its halls and opens up onto the adjacent park that is “Planten un Blomen”.

The outside space has been designed to harmoniously integrate the Congress Center into the city center between the Dammtor station and the “Planten un Blomen” park.

The CCH has been fitted in between the park and the Dammtor station, Universität Hamburg and the Aussenalster lake.

The new buildings optimize the functionality and accessibility of the existing ones. With up to 50 modular halls and a seating capacity of 12,000, the CCH is one of Europe’s largest and most state-of-the-art congress centers.

(Overview of measures, new builds, conversions, building section West, building section Center, building section East, Belvedere, foyer)

Artiste at the reopening celebrations.

On April 29, 2022, the management of Hamburg Messe und Congress was proud to be able to send out the invitations to the ceremonial reopening of Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) on Dammtor. Advantage was taken of the entire range of planning instruments for successfully revitalizing the Center when it came to the comprehensive restructuring of the events center dating from 1973. Over the past five years, attractive new buildings have been erected, such as the five-story foyer with its extensive glass frontage facing the parkland. Heritage-listed halls were carefully modernized, and the outside area redesigned. With immediate effect, visitors will be able to form their own impressions of the impressive results. At the opening celebrations, Hamburg’s Lord Mayor Peter Tschentscher was extremely impressed by the fantastic convention facilities, which rate among the best of their kind in Europe.

Engineering consortium WTM Engineers and Wetzel & von Seht were tasked with handing the structural end of the civil engineering planning, a job which also comprised planning excavation of the construction pit. The spacious new foyer features spans of more than 40 meters without supporting columns, in itself a feat, and the ceiling is, moreover, designed to cope with extremely high loads. WTM Engineers’ scope of duties also included repair planning for the underground car park.