1933, Shanghai

Photo © Ryan Raffa

Meet the Shanghai creative complex with a gruesome past. Built in 1933, this Art Deco architectural wonder has evolved from a one-time slaughterhouse to highly popular commercial hub for creative industries.

1933 embraces the extraordinary, inviting all manner of events and creative exhibitions into its lair. Extravagant concrete ramps and staircase lead to a dramatic glass-floored theatre stage, the centre’s main attraction. A unique highlight is Factory, a ‘creative club’ complete with a glass room in the centre for art.

Elsewhere, ‘cattle roads’ beckon visitors to and from the inter-connected creative and retail spaces. Shanghai’s history is as fundamental to the community as its future, so why not follow suit and pay homage to this quirky building’s past?

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