798 Art Zone Beijing

When you think of Beijing in China, art is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, 798 Art District, also known as Dashanzi, in Beijing is evidence that this is a deeply cultural city that should not be underestimated.

IMG_1892

The district was built during the 1950’s as a Bauhaus style factory site designed by East German architects. The site was vacated for quite some time during which Beijing’s local artistic community discovered the premises and set up shop for their own creative studios.

IMG_1889

Location: 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang, Beijing, China

Words & photos by Sara Nicolette

Subvrtmag

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *