The new Shenzhen Stock Exchange building completed in October is the second project in China by the architectural studio OMA (Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten).
The “Shenzhen Stock Exchange” is a skyscraper of unusual shape composed of a vertical volume with a raised base. The architects’ intention was to make the stock exchange visible from all over the city, which is why the trading hall and offices are located in the horizontal volume of the building’s base.
This base is a horizontal parallelepiped 3 storeys high, designed by the architects at a height of 36 metres overhanging the conventional tower volume.
This position allowed them to create a covered public plaza at the base of the construction and hanging gardens on its roof.
Design: OMA (Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten)
Location: Shenzhen, China
Images courtesy of OMA, ph. Philippe Ruault