Completely renovated multifunctional hall 1 at Salzburg Exhibition & Congress Center


Just within seven month the hall 1 of the Salzburg Exhibition & Congress Center complex has been completely renovated and is ready to impress with the very latest standard of building infrastructure due to the “Classic Expo” this weekend.

30 years after they were originally built, the hall 1, the connected entrance zone and the first floor, with the flexible Congress and Meeting area, the catering area and offices of Messezentrum Salzburg GmbH, have been completely modernised.

 The goal of rebuilding was to ensure this popular hall could offer comprehensive multifunctionality, while adhering to the stipulated deadlines and financial limits, to guarantee it remained ideally suited to hosting a comprehensive range of events, such as trade fairs, congresses, meetings, shows and sporting events”, recounted Michael Wagner, Managing Director at Messezentrum Salzburg, outlining the objectives of the modernisation steps.

Investment in the expo city of Salzburg with benefits for the regional economy

“Rebuilding work on the 27 year old hall 1 was completed in a remarkably short construction period. I’m delighted this renovation work has enabled us to maintain the leading position of Salzburg’s exhibition and congress centre as a venue for all kinds of events. Renovation of the facility was essential to guaranteeing the venue remained an attractive option for the organisers of trade fairs, congresses and a whole range of events” asserted Dr. Heinz Schaden, Chairman of the Advisory Board at Messezentrum Salzburg GmbH.

Architectural considerations and multiple functionality

Now as then, hall 1 is an ideal venue for hosting an immense range of events, including trade fairs, congresses, stage ad TV audience shows with all the benefits of a total of 2529 m² of expo floor space.

“The central element of the new concept and renewal of several aspects was to integrate hall 1 into the existing ring of 10 halls and the immediately adjacent Salzburgarena – from a municipal, functional and architectural point of view, while it became a new, central terminal with its own immediately recognisable identity”, explained Michelangelo Zaffignani, the architect responsible for hall 1.

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