The restructuring of the central complex of pavilions was planned as part of the redevelopment of the fair grounds for the EXPO 2000. The green axis, oriented east-west, connects the EXPO train stop at Hanover-Laatzen to the eastern end of the world fair. The new hall 14 designed as an important link between the large open spaces West and Centre. A large, gently curving roof protects the exhibits, fair activities and the existing telecommunications exchange building.
The generous opening gesture of the grounds towards the ‘Boulevard of United Trees’ gives visitors clear directions to the hall at the same time a link with nature. A back-lit joint in the floor marks the transition to the existing hall 15, the roof of which is suspended from the new cantilever structure.