Photography by Philippe Ruault; OMA
The new home of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange has opened with design by OMA. Five years in the making, the building features a three-story base cantilevered 118 feet above ground. The raised podium, which contains the listing hall and offices of the stock exchange allows for public space below and a roof garden on top.
Wrapping the tower and podium is a translucent layer of patterned glass that reveals the construction behind. The façade changes continually with the weather, reflecting its environment.
“The Shenzhen Stock Exchange embodies the Pearl River Delta's phenomenal transformation over the past 30 years,” OMA partner said in a statement. “We are greatly excited about the building from an architectural standpoint, but I believe its true significance emerges when viewed in an economic, political, and ultimately social context.”
Koolhaas and partner David Gianotten, along with associate Michael Kokora, led the project in collaboration with partners Ellen van Loon and Shohei Shigematsu. Local design institute SADI and consultants DHV, Inside Outside, L&B, and Arup also worked on the project.