silvio d’ascia architecture finalizes shanghai futures exchange complex silvio d’ascia architecture finalizes shanghai futures exchange complex
apr 05, 2014

silvio d’ascia architecture finalizes shanghai futures exchange complex

silvio d’ascia architecture finalizes shanghai futures exchange complex
all images courtesy of silvio d’ascia architecture

 

 

 

located within the zhang jiang high-tech park, french office silvio d’ascia architecture has completed the data processing center for the shanghai futures exchange. the vast ten-hectare site references the digital age of super computers, with individual functions organized as chips within a computer motherboard, while the site is traversed by a pedestrian path, recalling the lines of electronic circuits joining different parts of a microprocessor.

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aerial view of the zhang jiang high-tech park

 

 

 

composed of 14 buildings housing production, research, development, and recreational activities, the complex is divided into three bands. the first contains office space in rectangular volume sliced into five sections by entry lobbies. the second accommodates presentation buildings, a welcome center – used for events and exhibitions, an on-site sports center and a 10,000 square meter data center. finally, a series of smaller, organically arranged buildings are located in the park area containing the conference center and its hotel tower.

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individual functions are organized as chips within a computer motherboard

 

 

 

echoing ancient chinese geometric shapes and patterns, the various façades incorporate binary signs and geometric forms shaped by manipulating two smaller rectangles and one larger one. the resulting composition leads to various configurations of three parallel lines.

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the site is traversed by a pedestrian path, recalling the lines of electronic circuits

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the various façades incorporate binary signs and geometric forms

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the complex provides areas for production, research, development, and recreational activities

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a series of smaller, organically arranged buildings are located in the scheme’s park area

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internal volumes are brightly lit and clearly organized

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the program includes a 10,000 square meter data center

 

 

project info:

 

location: shanghai, china
scope: schematic design, design development, construction management
program: design of data storage complex containing 14 separate buildings, housing server rooms, conference centers, auditoriums, open office spaces, exhibition spaces, cafeterias, a hotel, and sports and recreation facilities
client: shanghai futures exchange
design team: silvio d’ascia architecture with AREP
engineering: SMAD
completed: 2013
area: 94,000 sqm
construction cost: €120 million

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