Cobe wins competition for Koelnmesse headquarters in Cologne
Cobe wins the competition to design a 25,000 m² headquarters for Koelnmesse – one of the largest convention centers in the world, located in Cologne, Germany, with over 3 million visitors passing through it’s doors annually.
Designed in collaboration with Buro Happold and DEKRA, the project draws cues from the existing architecture of the Messe and its long colonnades and spacious ground floors. It consists of an ensemble of 3 buildings with a unifying public base connected to the trade fair grounds including conference halls, co-working, canteen and fitness, and flexible work spaces on the upper floors with excellent daylight, amenities and a high degree of flexibility for different styles of working. With its unique location in the center of Cologne, the new headquarters will create the best possible framework for meetings among employees and visitors, collaboration, and the exchange of experience, innovation, community and culture, slated for completion by 2025.