Jaarbeurs Utrecht takes first steps towards new entrance by Liong Lie architects
With the development of a wonderful new space, named the Galaxy in addition to a new Entrance space, the Jaarbeurs gets an innovative and contemporary appearance.
With the aim to create a sustainable society, Liong Lie architects have designed a unique space for within the existing building. The architect believes that places that have an attractive force on people and places that deliver a memorable experience create a big social and economical boost.
The Galaxy is a space suited for conventions, dinner parties and other events. It is directed towards the renewed West station area by means of a huge panorama window.
Underneath the Galaxy the new Entrance East is situated: a spacious entrance hall that gives access to the halls on the ground floor and the conference rooms - including Media Plaza (first phase designed by Sander architecten, second part by Liong Lie Architects) - on the first floor.
The Entrance serves as a central welcoming reception area with all facilities needed for a warm reception and an efficient people flow to guide visitors to their destinations. The entrance is part of the main connecting route, the Centrumboulevard.
Construction is planned to start in 2013, and during construction, events like fairs, conferences and business meetings will continue to take place.