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Shenzhen Building, China : SSE Headquarters OfficeA
New Shenzhen Stock Exchange HQ, China - design by OMA
10 Jun 2011
Shenzhen Stock Exchange Images
New photos + images of the The Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) - designed by OMA:
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Adjacent to the city’s government offices and facing Shennan Road, Shenzhen's main artery, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange is planned as a financial centre with civic meaning. Raising the podium not only subverts the traditional architectural necessity of connecting a podium to the ground; it also creates a dramatic public plaza by liberating the ground around the tower. The three-story floating podium is built with 27,000 tons of steel and a single joint in the supporting truss work weighs as much as 172 tons.
images © Michael Kokora, OMA
7 Jun 2011
Shenzhen Stock Exchange Construction
Latest photos of the The Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) – designed by OMA - with one of the largest cantilevers in the world:
images © OMA
28 Jun 2010
OMA’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange Tops Out
Shenzhen, 26 June, 2010. The Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) – designed by OMA as the new home for China’s equivalent of the NASDAQ exchange for hi-tech industries – topped out today at 246 metres. The building is remarkable not only for its height: with a raised podium suspended 36 metres over a public plaza and projecting 54 metres from the tower base, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange has one of the largest cantilevers in the world.
Shenzhen Stock Exchange officials, Shenzhen Mayor Xu Qin and Shenzhen Vice-mayors Lu Ruifeng and Chen Yingchun, joined Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas of OMA at a ceremony on 26th June at the construction site. Koolhaas commented: "We are extremely happy and honoured to have the opportunity to create here a building that can be both subtle and staggering at the same time."
building photo / image © OMA
Façade construction has already begun on the tower’s 46 floors, and the Stock Exchange building is scheduled for completion in August 2011.
OMA oversees the ambitious engineering and detailed design by working in an office with the client directly on the construction site – an unusual practice for foreign architects working in China. OMA’s site team is led by Michael Kokora, with general project management by David Gianotten.
Shenzhen Stock Exchange : OMA
Shenzhen Stock Exchange Building : Nov 2007 - Office for Metropolitan Architecture
New Shenzhen Stock Exchange HQ
Construction Begins On China’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange Designed by OMA
Stock Exchange building images © OMA, Architects 22 Nov 2007
(Shenzhen; 22 November 2007) Officials from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) and local government together with representatives from the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) have broken ground for the construction of the new headquarters for China’s equivalent of the NASDAQ.
The new Shenzhen Stock Exchange is planned as a financial center with civic meaning. The external area is designed as a public space for festivals and gathering whilst the 250m tall Stock Exchange tower will host the trading floor of high-tech and many new, high growth stocks as well as the Shenzhen Stock Exchange offices, registration and clearing house, the Securities Information Company and ancillary services in a gross floor area of 200,000m2.
The premise of OMA’s Stock Exchange design is based on the essence of the stock market as speculation and the desire to create a building that is beyond symbolism for an almost virtual stock market.
For millennia the solid building has stood on a solid base which anchors the structure and connects it emphatically to the ground. In the Shenzhen Stock Exchange building the traditional base is lifted up the tower to become a floating platform to broadcast the economic information of the virtual market and in turn liberate the space on the ground for public space and events.
Founder and Partner of OMA, Rem Koolhaas, OMA's Managing Partner Victor van der Chijs and the Senior Associate in charge of the Stock Exchange project Kunle Adeyemi were present at the ceremony, along with the entire Shenzhen Stock Exchange project team - including the OMA team now relocated to the city to ensure the proper completion of the building. “The progress of this project has been a source of pride for both parties,” said OMA Managing Partner, Victor van der Chijs. “Less than one year ago OMA was announced the winner of the design competition and we now have a dedicated team in Shenzhen to oversee the completion of The Stock Exchange in 2010,” said Mr van der Chijs.
Mr. Adeyemi added that ''In spite of the accelerated design process, the team is pleased to have been able to retain and enhance the project's original concept design intents.'' The Stock Exchange will be built in Shenzhen’s new Financial District adjacent to the administrative and cultural center of the city.
Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China: Building images / information from OMA, Architects 22 Nov 2007
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