Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) has just completed the new headquarters of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in China. It is a 254 metre high skyscraper, built on an area of over 250 thousand square meters and destined to become one of the first '3-star green' certified Chinese buildings.
With its 46 stories, the new building for the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, in the heart of the city's financial district, houses the offices of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the spaces for the Securities Information Company, additional services on the ground floor and a large external public reception space.
OMA has designed a structure that is not connected emphatically to the ground, but has a raised podium on which the tower is erected, becoming a 'suspended' and floating element, and leaving the ground as the area on which public events and initiatives can be organized.
The aim of this imposing project, located on one of the main streets of Shenzhen, is to create a new icon of the Chinese stock market, capable of relating to the urban context on a variety of scales and levels.