Discover Germany | Issue 14 | May 2014

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Kap Europa Messe Frankfurt’s new state-of-the-art convention centre With this new venue, Messe Frankfurt is expanding its range of locations for congresses, conferences and events. Featuring striking architecture, the latest and most sophisticated technical equipment and a highly flexible layout, the Kap Europa is Germany’s first sustainable congress centre which has been awarded a DGNB gold pre-certificate. TEXT: TINA AWTANI | PHOTOS: KAP EUROPA

Innovation and sustainability were the key development criteria for the brand new, future-orientated convention centre in the heart of the metropolis on the Main River. Highly flexible event space solutions spread over five levels ensure that all kinds of conferences can be perfectly accommodated. With its striking angular design, it ascends 33 metres into the sky and offers 7,700 sqm of event space including 14 adjustable con-

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ference rooms such as the Horizont hall, where 1,000 visitors can be accommodated or the Meridian hall, which offers space for 600 guests. The impressive foyers alone measure 4,200 sqm and are flooded with daylight thanks to the remarkable architecture. On the equipment side, the Kap Europa leaves no room for desire either. High-

speed fibre-optic cabling and WLAN offer the latest in IT standards. Logistics have been carefully planned too, i.e. a freight elevator ensures the smooth transport of heavy goods to the upper levels. But ingenious planning didn’t stop here. As the congress culture is constantly evolving, the fun factor played an important role within this pioneering project. Nowadays, enjoyment is a priority for visitors during events