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Basel trade fair, Basel, Switzerland

Basel trade fair, Switzerland's most important trade fair venue and one of the most important ones in Europe, was given a new and larger exhibition hall on the exhibition grounds in 2013.

The project

The complex and impressive exhibition building with its extravagant façade was preceded by two outdated exhibition complexes.

In only 22 months, divided into three construction phases, the new construction of the large three-storey hall complex with a length of 220 metres, a width of 90 metres and a height of 32 metres began in 2010 as an extension to the existing hall 1.

BCL was responsible for the construction logistics planning and for the execution of the construction logistics. 

A special challenge: The construction processes sequences had to be planned and controlled in such a way that trade fairs and events could continue to be held without major restrictions.

Arial view of Basel trade fair, Basel, Switzerland
© MCH Group
View of the entrance area of Basel trade fair, Basel, Switzerland
© MCH Group
View of the facade of Basel trade fair, Basel, Switzerland
© MCH Group
View of the construction site of Basel trade fair, Basel, Switzerland
© MCH Group

Services in detail


  • Logistics manual
  • Construction logistics concept


  • Delivery traffic control
  • Floor logistics
  • Access control

Further information

Location Messeplatz 10
4005 Basel
Services Planning & Execution
Usage Exhibition and event hall
Start of construction June 2010
Completion April 2013
Project type Construction (new building)
Building owner MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG, Messeplatz 1, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
Contracting entity HRS Real Estate AG, Hochbergerstrasse 60 c, 4057 Basel, Switzerland
Architect Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd., Basel
Gross floor area (GFA) 83000 m²


  • Bundling of delivery traffic flows