Dissing+Weitling’s extension of Rheingoldhalle revitalises the urban space nearby Mainz City Hall. The city hall was drawn by Arne Jacobsen and finished by Dissing+Weitling.
- Mainz, Germany
- Culture and Museums, Extensions, Transformations, Culture
- 2003 - 2007
- Rheingoldhallen GmbH & Co
- Planungsgemeinschaft Grebner, IBC-Consult / Trippe und Partner / Gerling und Arendt / Flashaar Ingenieure
- 9,500 m²
- Sascha Kopp / Dissing+Weitling
We extended Rheingoldhalle and connected the existing congress centre with Mainz City Hall. Flexibility has been key in the transformation, and the building has several new functions and rooms, including a large conference hall with room for 1,350 participants. In addition, the extension consists of a new entrance vestibule, a lobby, and a restaurant.
The versatility is clear in the conference hall, which can be divided into four sections of 270 m² each. This gives the event manager the possibility to easily organise the space and adjust it specifically to the event.
Dissing+Weitling won the project in an invited competition in 2003, and it gave us a unique opportunity to revisit the urban plateau around Mainz City Hall. The city hall is drawn by Arne Jacobsen in 1968 and built by Dissing+Weitling in 1970-1973.