When does a building become a quick-change artist?

Flexibility and security are among the biggest competitive advantages of CityCube in Berlin. Siemens supports the exhibition and congress center with intelligent networked systems.
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Smart, secure, multifunctional

Berlin's CityCube is a very flexible, convertible event space offering the highest standards of safety. The secure, economic operation of the center is made possible with the intelligent networking of power distribution, building automation and fire safety using Siemens technology. Making CityCube the perfect, reliable setting for all kinds of events.

Quick conversions for different fairs, congresses and events with ever-changing demands as well as the parallel use of floor space. This requires flexible building architecture and an integrated approach to power, security and fire alarm systems. Thanks to Siemens' complete concept, CityCube is able to meet all these demands, and achieve the highest possible fire and safety standards. In addition, CityCube is networked with Messe Berlin GmbH's existing fire protection and building automation systems.

The challenges of this complex project were overcome by Siemens' innovative technologies. From early on in the project, Siemens power technology experts began planning the power supply infrastructure. The entire power connection system was designed virtually. Facilitating the quick, trouble-free installation of a comprehensive power system when the time came. At the heart of which is the low-voltage switchgear and power distribution buses.

The integration of multiple systems ensures the perfect interplay between fire protection and building control. The Siemens fire detection system, Sinteso, monitors 1,600 intelligent fire alarms, and very accurately distinguishes false alarms from real fires. An alarm is also triggered by the system if dangerous CO2 levels are present. The fire detections system is furthermore coupled with Siemens Desigo building management system, which evaluates information from more than 40,000 sensors and data points. This system connects, regulates, controls and monitors heating, air conditioning, ventilation, lighting and window blinds.

This is how one of the most intelligent, multipurpose fair, congress and event centers in the world has been created, flexible enough to meet ever-changing needs.

The variety of events in the conference business today demands the highest possible flexibility, reliability and security. This is the only way the quick switch from fair to convention is possible.
Jörg Jäger, Head of Infrastructure & Building Technology, Messe Berlin

CityCube Berlin – multi-functional Fair, Convention and Event Arena

CityCube, Messe Berlin's quick-change-artist venue, can be quickly converted for a fair, convention or other event - a big plus, with global appeal. The intelligent networking of power distribution, building automation and fire protection ensures the building is always ready to accommodate these ever changing demands.

Intelligent Power Distribution and Building Control

The networking of Siemens various technologies ensures reliable and flexible power distribution and efficient building control in modern, multifunctional event centers. It optimizes the power supply and consumption, reduces operating costs and guarantees the highest safety standards.


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