Canadian Centre For Architecture / Centre Canadien Darchitecture

Market Landscape: Speaking between Financial Districts and The Planet



“Market Landscape” is an investigation into the urban ecologies of two major financial districts: Hong Kong’s Central District and London’s Canary Wharf. Entangled by histories of empire stretching from the early stages of industrial capitalism up to the present day, this project explores how seemingly mundane design features—like parks, plantings, and land works—reveal new frameworks to understand the inner workings of global financial markets and their wider planetary impact. In doing so, the project aims to contribute to the knowledge of architecture’s role in the Anthropocene. (38 min English) To learn more on the project: « Le paysage du marché » est une enquête sur les écologies urbaines de deux grands quartiers financiers : le district central de Hong Kong et Canary Wharf à Londres. Empêtré dans des histoires impériales s’étalant des premiers stades du capitalisme industriel jusqu’à nos jours, ce projet explore comment des caractéristiques de conception apparemment