The foundation stone for the CityCube Berlin on the premises of Messe Berlin has been laid, construction work has begun. The new congress and expo hall with a capacity of up to 10,000 persons is being erected at the site of the former Deutschlandhalle. Construction work on the new complex is scheduled to last 18 months; the CityCube is designated to be an alternative facility for staging congresses while the Berlin Kongresszentrum ICC is being thoroughly renovated. Raimund Hosch, managing director of Messe Berlin, is certain the new hall will retain the expo company's competitive position: "We will absolutely keep within the budget of EUR 76 million for tearing down the Deutschlandhalle and building the CityCube Berlin in its place".
This CityCube features a 12-meter-high columnless hall and space for 5,000 persons. The lower building level neat the southern access gate can accommodate 4,000 visitors and may be partitioned into eight smaller units with flexible walls. In addition, the CityCube will have eight breakout rooms as well as meeting rooms and offices on the top floor. www.citycube-berlin.de