In our 36-year company history, we have already realised more than 10,000 projects. Each one special and unique. In addition to many small booths, we have also created large-scale spaces for communication and presentation.
This year, at a time when no trade fairs were allowed to take place, we realised our largest and most elaborate project to date and are extremely proud of the result.
For the Cotta Group, we converted a former warehouse on more than 8,400 sq m and created a permanent exhibition to present their brands and collections.
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Happy ending despite difficult conditions
The 6-month period for the entire process (planning, production, assembly, decoration and lighting) was also determined by the pandemic, so that we had to deal with additional challenges.
While we were still able to coordinate and control the regular testing of all fitters on site ourselves, it was difficult for us to influence the catastrophic situation on the supply market and the longer delivery times that resulted.
Due to this, but also in combination with partly existing personnel problems (due to short-time work or availability), there were frequent construction stops. However, after more than 9,500 assembly hours, the extension was completed in September in time for the MOW and the exhibition was officially opened.
Unique in every way
Selected key data show that this project was a special challenge for us on many levels and reached previously unfamiliar dimensions:
approx. 330 running metres of exterior walls built
approx. 13,000 sq m chipboard installed
approx. 1,385 running metres of truss suspended
approx. 1,500 spotlights installed (incl. conductor rails)
approx. 3,850 m² sprinkler-compatible ceiling canopies installed
approx. 7,900 linear metres of different cables laid
approx. 6,550 m² flooring laid (laminate, vinyl & carpet)
Due to a change of use of the venue, we were in constant communication with the local building authority as well as external service providers from the fields of building services and sprinkler technology.
Before we could start with the removal of the floor and walls, we ensured an efficient and demand-oriented power supply in the entire exhibition area. In the course of this, we laid almost 8 km of different cables and equipped 12 interior hall columns each with a large power distribution system.
Spaces behind the scenes
Away from the exhibition area, we set up a 735 sq m sample and decoration warehouse and expanded around 460 sq m of office and social room space. Behind the bistro area, we also installed a completely new catering kitchen in which the caterer can work in the best possible way and all visitors to the Cotta Group can be cared for.
We were also actively involved in designing the outdoor area. In addition to a gabion wall and a glass roof in the entrance area, we also branded the hall with an illuminated facade logo.
Despite some pandemic-related obstacles, we managed to successfully complete this project after months and hand it over to our satisfied customer. We wish the Cotta Group every success in the use of this great venue, thank them for their unreserved trust and look forward to being able to support them in future conversion projects.