Tehran Stock Exchange

LAVA fused visionary geometries and forms with traditional elements of Persian culture in the design for the new Tehran Stock Exchange.

The vision seeks to define a new typology for the next century, mixing virtual and human interaction. Past, present and future meet inside the exchange hall, where modern muqarnas, an interactive data dome and high-tech data screens work together in a tribute to Persian history and architecture. The office floors are filled with light and air, enjoy breathtaking mountain views and allow highly functional and flexible workspace layouts. The most advanced design technologies create a fully sustainable, flexible and unique public centre for the economy of the country, with a highly iconic identity.

Inspired by the local morphology such as cave houses, the Stock Exchange is envisaged as an urban rock, smartly carved ovoid shapes enhance natural light, panoramic views, interior spaces and the relationship with the surroundings. An interior light void maximises fresh air and sunlight, whilst roof terraces add to the amenity of workers. The façade draws inspiration from the tessellation and light prisms of the local architecture, whilst a media façade broadcasts real time news and an intelligent skin responds to changing climatic conditions.

LAVA has carved Tehran’s new city icon.

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Douglas Collins, Stock Exchange Transplant (Excerpt)

16mm, black & white, sound, USA, 1969, 15′

Stock Exchange Transplant est un document sur une performance de l’artiste de Land Art, Denis Oppenheim, déplaçant les bandes télex et les ordures du sol de la Bourse de New York pour les amener sur le toit d’un immeuble de bureau de Park Avenue.

Denis Oppenheim moves telex tapes and dishes from the New York Market floor to the roof of a building on Park Avenue.

on our website: http://www.cjcinema.org/pages/fiche.php?film=154

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Occupy Camp at Ljubljana Stock Exchange

One last bit from the weekend before my mind will have to be occupied elsewhere. Here’s a quick video to give you an idea of what the Occupy Camp at the Ljubljana Stock Exchange looked like earlier this afternoon. Several demonstrators spent the night last night, and some 50 are there now.

BORZA is Slovenian for bourse, or stock exchange. At yesterday’s demonstration, the R was knocked off the archway. Today it was replaced with a J. BOJ ZA translates to, “Fight For”.

At an afternoon meeting, demonstrators declared the square/plaza in front of the stock exchange a public area, and are setting up a full schedule of daily afternoon workshops to make use of that public space. I have no idea what the morning will bring.

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