Shanghai Securities Exchange Building
- Shanghai, China
- Shanghai Puly Real Estate Development Co. Ltd.
Designed as a “gateway to the future,” the iconic image of this 26-storey tower is instantly recognizable in a sea of surrounding high-rise towers in Shanghai’s Pudong Financial District, China’s nerve centre for private investment. The building forms an 18-storey high archway that is visible from afar. At the 6th floor, the two anchoring towers are bridged by the trading floor, a 60-metre column-free space for 1,700 traders. The building’s symbolism of Shanghai as a leader in China’s emerging economy is powerfully expressed by a muscular steel exoskeleton, clad in sleek silver aluminum and reflective glass. A nine-storey podium houses the Securities Exchange Complex and trading floors, while parking, a public concourse and building services are located below grade.