1/27/2011

OMA announces working on the façade of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange

OMA announces working on the façade of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. The façade of the tower is scheduled for completion at the end of August.
Façade work of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange © OMA
The façade of the floating podium — suspended 36 metres over a public plaza and projecting 54 metres from the base of the tower — will be completed at the end of October.
Shenzhen Stock Exchange under construction © OMA
A summary of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange:
Shenzhen Stock Exchange which sill rise to 248 meter is building that has to represent the stock market, more than physically accommodate it. This building has a floating base. It has been lifted in the air in order to increase its exposure and "broadcast" the activities of the stock market to the entire city. The space liberated on the ground can be used as a covered urban plaza, large enough to accommodate public events.

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The Shenzhen Stock Exchange is planned as a financial center with civic meaning, located in a new public square at the meeting point of the north-south axis between Mount Lianhua and Binhe Boulevard, and the east-west axis of Shennan Road, Shenzhen's main artery.
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The raised base of the SSE is a three-storey cantilevering podium floating 36m above the ground, with a floor area of 48,000 square meters and an accessible roof garden. The podium and lower contain the dedicated stock exchange functions, with the SSE offices, registration and clearing house, Securities Information Company and ancillary services located higher in the tower. The tower is flanked by two atria — a void connecting the ground directly with the trading floor. Staff enter to the west, the public to the east.


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The generic rectangular form of the tower obediently follows the surrounding homogenous towers, but the SSE's façade is an innovative merger of two conventional building envelope typologies: the window wall and the glass curtain wall. 
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The tower's structure is a robust exoskeletal grid overlayed with a patterned glass reveals the details and complexity of construction while creating a mysterious crystalline effect as the tower responds to light: sparkling during bright sunshine, mute on an overcast day, enigmatic at dusk, glimmering during rain and glowing at night.
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