Halle 622 in Zurich’s Oerlikon district was built by ABB Switzerland and until 2012 served as a production facility for high voltage apparatus. Following their conversion in autumn 2016, this collection of former industrial buildings were reopened in February 2017 and run by MAAG Music & Arts AG as a multifunctional event and concert location. As General Contractor, Expomobilia was responsible for managing the entire project, including the detailed planning, feasibility studies, construction and onsite assembly.
The crane rails, ventilation ducts, offices, partition walls and production machinery were removed from the old industrial buildings so that new heating, ventilation, fire prevention and drain systems could be installed.
The building has been left in its original form and a shell or box made from wood has been constructed inside. The wooden box (13 metres high, 23 metres wide and 70 metres long), consisting of pillars and beams made from glued laminated wood that have been filled in with multi-layer wooden wall panels, performs a decorative function and provides sound insulation.
The box-in-box concept combines multi-functionality and character. Many parts of the building have been deliberately left in industrial chic style.
One special feature is the gallery on the top floor. It has 312 seats on a telescopic stage and can be retracted when it is not needed. Containers are used to house the sanitary facilities and the catering and backstage areas, which are temporary and can easily be moved, just like the entire location.
With a total area of 4200 square meters, Halle 622 is the perfect venue for fairs, exhibitions, conferences, AGMs, gala dinners, corporate events, shows and concerts. Its capacity of up to 1500 people for business events and seating capacity of 3500 for concerts, etc. make Halle 622 ideal for almost any kind of function.
A further advantage for this new event venue is its central location right next to the station in Zurich Oerlikon, which gives it excellent links to public transport, as well as plenty of parking options and hotels nearby.
Live marketing and event company MCH Global continues its international expansion with the official opening of its first branch in the UAE.
The new office location positions MCH Global as a strong business force in the region, with a prime real estate location downtown Dubai near Burj Khalifa.
Vimal Vinod will run the Dubai office as the UAE General Manager. Vimal Vinod joined the MCH Global team in December 2016 and looks back on an experience of 8 years in the live marketing sector in Dubai.
Strategically located between Europe, Africa and Asia, Dubai is a large hub for international events and is known for its “first in everything” experiences. The opening of MCH Global’s Dubai branch allows the global company to formalize the link between their existing Shanghai office and their Zurich headquarters.
Jean-Marc Devaud, President MCH Global and CEO Live Marketing Solutions MCH Group confirmed: “With this investment, we can further develop our successful business relationships in the region and better meet the regional requirements and needs of our national and international customers.” The official opening event on January 25th 2017 drew more than 100 guests from the greater Dubai area, included members of the Swiss, the Dutch, the Belgian, the Austrian, the Canadian, the Spanish and the Finish Business Councils. Marine Célia Hamou, Managing Director MCH Global, gave a thought provoking presentation on trends in live marketing and events to round out the evening.
MCH Global is part of MCH Group AG, Switzerland’s leading fair, event and activation experience company. MCH Global continues to expand internationally to provide comprehensive live and event solutions and deliver extraordinary customer experiences around the globe.
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Expomobilia was contracted by Standing Ovation, the company responsible for designing and organizing the event on behalf of ABB, to provide a number of services.
On Site, from left to right side:
Yvonne Chen, Regional Director Asia Expomobilia AG
Jean-Marc Devaud, CEO Live Marketing Solutions
Marine Hamou, Managing Director MCH Global AG
Florian Faber, Managing Director Expomobilia AG
We are very happy and proud to announce the inauguration of our new subsidiary in Shanghai. This step enables us to expand our strong presence and geographic reach in Asia. “Our experts have been active for our clients in China for more than 10 years,” says Florian Faber, Managing Director of Expomobilia AG. “With our investment in this strong market, the new location in the heart of Shanghai and our local team, Expomobilia can further develop its successful business relationships and better meet the regional requirements and needs of our national and international customers.” Under the leadership of Yvonne Chen, Regional Director Asia, the Expomobilia subsidiary will launch with a team of project managers with profound knowledge of trade fair booth and pavilion construction as well as extensive technical expertise. "Two years ago, Expomobilia launched a new office in Hong Kong, and I am very pleased that Yvonne is taking on this new challenge and continuing to expand Expomobilia’s success," asserts Florian Faber. "Our highly qualified team and the synergy between colleagues in Hong Kong and Effretikon will allow us to confidently support and assist international and local customers with our expertise, multilingualism and direct execution of constructions on site," says Yvonne Chen.
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