As the most modern and largest exhibition centre in Europe, the Rho-Pero complex, which was officially opened on 31st March 2005, bears the signature of architect Massimiliano Fuksas.
Fuksas based his project around the desire to create a futuristic exhibition centre in which unprecedented use is made of architecture applied to civil engineering, at the same time creating a person-centred place in which to meet and exchange ideas. In the words of the designer: «To transform a concrete experience such as a visit to a trade fair into an adventure».
The core of the Exhibition Centre takes the form of a huge sail of glass and steel, which has now become the symbol of the new complex. The trade fair centre has a total capacity of over 260,000 square metres of display space, on of a gross surface area of 530,000 square metres. 64 meeting rooms, a conference centre and an auditorium with a seating capacity of over 700, 10,000 parking spaces immediately adjacent to the exhibition halls – these are just a few of the credentials of the world’s most futuristic Exhibition Centre.