Renewed congress centre revitalises urban space and culture in Mainz

Dissing+Weitling, Rheingoldhalle, Mainz, overview

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
  • Client
    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, Rheingoldhalle, Mainz, extension red hall
  • Revisit

    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.

  • Dissing+Weitling, Rheingoldhalle, Mainz, extension window exterior