Shenzhen Stock Exchange
The new SSE is planned as a financial center with civic meaning. The external area is designed as a public space for festivals and gathering.
The 250 meter tall tower will host the trading floor of
high-tech and many new, high growth stocks as well as the SSE
offices, registration and clearing house, the Securities
Information Company, and ancillary services.
The premise of OMA's 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 SSE 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.
The progress of this project has been a source of pride for both parties. 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./Victor van der Chijs, OMA Managing Partner
Facts about Shenzhen Stock Exchange
Last updated: December 17, 2012