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October 17, 2013

CityCube Berlin: engineers report “the building has been sealed“ – interior work is moving forward apace

• Completion due on time and within budget limits

• New congress and exhibition hall to open in spring 2014

Berlin, 17 October 2013 – As construction of the CityCube Berlin continues another important milestone has been reached. Today (Thursday) the engineers reported that the building had been sealed. Barring a number of entrances which remain open for material supplies, work on the roof and facade of the new congress and exhibition hall has now finished. At the same time work on the interior of the building is moving forward apace. Escalators and lifts are being installed and office floors are being fitted with the requisite equipment. The various skilled trades installing the technical equipment are working simultaneously in numerous places.

“Despite the tight budget and timetable Messe Berlin will be able to complete this project successfully“, said Dr. Christian Göke, Chief Executive Officer of Messe Berlin GmbH. “As soon as the CityCube begins its event operations the ICC Berlin will be run down. Our priority aim is to manage this changeover with a minimum loss of customers”.

The current plan is for ITB Berlin 2014 to be the last Messe Berlin in-house event to be held in the ICC Berlin, following which only a few guest events will take place there.

As with any large-scale project, following the CityCube Berlin’s completion and before commencement of event operations approval must be obtained and test runs carried out, in order to ensure that everything works smoothly from the outset with every type of event. This applies to the entire logistics system, including the infrastructure, technical installations and catering services for conferences, trade fairs and shows.

The multi-purpose hall for trade fairs and congresses will be able to host events with up to 11,000 participants. More details are available at