Shanghai Securities Exchange Building,
Shanghai

The Exchange Building occupies 100,000 square metres of floor space in two 28-storey towers. Costing approximately $130 M US, it features a 2,800 square metre column-free trading floor at the 5th floor.

The externally expressed steel work incorporates a six storey deep truss spanning 63 m clear between the towers.

Built in extremely poor soil conditions with a water table 1 metre below grade, and three levels of underground parking, the substructure consists of an 800 mm thick slurry wall and a 3 metre thick mat foundation on driven concrete piles.

The construction to grade is of reinforced concrete, while composite steel construction was used above grade because of its lightness and structural efficiency, except for the cores of each tower which are built of reinforced concrete.

Column-Free Trading Floor
Webb Zerafa Menkes Housden Partnership

The many challenges of the bridge floors, the long-span roof trusses over the trading floor as well as the foundation condition constraints made this project very rewarding from a technical viewpoint.

Erection of Bridge Trusses
Webb Zerafa Menkes Housden Partnership
Erection of Bridge Trusses
Webb Zerafa Menkes Housden Partnership
Erection of Bridge Trusses
Webb Zerafa Menkes Housden Partnership
Antenna Mast Support Location
Webb Zerafa Menkes Housden Partnership