THE NEW RHEINMAIN CONGRESSCENTER
As part of an architectural competition, architectural engineering agency Ferdinand Heide from Frankfurt am Main was commissioned to design the new build RheinMain CongressCenter congress and event Center. The building’s design impressed courtesy of its open and transparent conception allowing the daylight to come flooding in at every turn.
The architectural engineering agency which is based in Frankfurt am Main has been delivering nationwide architectural design services in the areas of large projects, general construction engineering and urban development since 1991. The company has been making quite a name for itself in recent years, especially with the design and construction of buildings intended for universities and university colleges, public buildings and bridge structures.
Green areas, colonnades, lobbies and events halls act to integrate the Center in the urban environment. Drawing on dressed stone, timber cladding and metal-glass elements, the new-build engages in dialogue with the adjacent museum and Ministry.
Divisible, functional and flexible – the basic structure of the building consists of two large halls, each with an associated lobby on the ground floor, on a total surface area of around 10,000 m². The upper floor is home to a 2,400 m² hall, along with a host of rooms, break-out spaces and lodges ranging in capacity from 20 up to 280 m². The space capacities can be used individually thanks to mobile dividers.
Moreover, the very latest state-of-the-art media technology is in place throughout the Center as a whole.
All function rooms in the RMCC allow the daylight to come flooding in. Either directly by way of floor-to-ceiling glazing or skylights in the roof construction, as seen in the large Nord Hall, or indirectly by the way in which the rooms are interconnected, such as the lodges with outdoor views in Nord Hall.
The Center shows how light design, materials and architectural design go hand in hand. Light parquet floors and wood cladding give the spaces an even more inviting appeal. Pleasant surroundings make for pleasurable business meetings. One outstanding feature is the fact that visitors can step outside at any time, as all spaces on the upper floor have accessible loggias.
The German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen - DGNB) has already lauded the building with its platinum award as being extremely environmentally friendly, before it has even been fully completed.
The new RMCC Wiesbaden is a 10-minute walk from Wiesbaden’s main railway station. From Frankfurt airport, it is a 25-minute drive.
All of which combines to make the brand new RheinMain CongressCenter into the perfect venue for ARCHITECT@WORK, the professional salon for architects, interior designers, engineering agencies and other prescribers, which is enjoying success across Europe.
The RMCC was officially opened in April 2018.