Tian Zi Fang
“Tian Zi Fang” comes from the literature “Chuang-Tzu”, which includes a painter called “Tian Zifang”. It is reconstructed from the typical Stone-Gate-Alley Buildings of Shanghai, and now changes into a district gathered with fashion zone and innovative industry. Many artists of different countries and areas set their design offices and studios here. Flags of various countries flutter in front of the doors, just like a small-sized International Art Exposition. Many other art and craft shops, bars and restaurants have also entered in the area. It is the place of leisure for the domestic and foreign visitors to taste the people’s lives in Shanghai and to understand the multi-culture of Shanghai.
Address: Lane 210, Taikang Road, Shanghai.
1933 Old Millfun
When entering the Shajing Road, a 400-meter-long pedestrian street, you are now on the long-lost bluestone road, with the street lamps set in the 1930s standing by the roadsides. This unique-style British architecture, built in 1933, is round inside and rectangular outside. It had once been the largest abattoir in the fast Asia. Through the creative design and reconstruction, the history and fashion get integrated here. Former basement today becomes a public square of leisure; old lair now changes to underground cellars one by one; previous beef-production plant currently turns into a Sky Theater which is irradiated by the magnesium light. While you are in the successive fashion shops, you may often see several industrial elements such as the iron fence during those years, just like you are passing through the time tunnel. If you want to find out the animated Shanghai 70 years ago, “1933 Old Millfun” is the actual museum with no signboard.
Address: 10 & 29, Shajing Road, Shanghai.
The Bridge 8
The Bridge 8 was formerly old industrial plants. But through reconstruction, it has absorbed fashionable and creative elements. Tradition and modern get together here. The loge of Bridge No. 8 visually expresses that the overpass connects every building with each other, and profoundly means it is the bridge of communication. The permeable external wall made of glass could satisfy those creative people’s needs of visual space. At the same time, distinctive ideas about fashion are bestowed here. The most “IN” parties will be held here every month. The original and excellent works of art will also be exhibited here.
Address: 8-10, Jianguo Road (M), Shanghai.
Shanghai Xintiandi is a metropolitan attraction reproducing historic culture and life style. It features a multitude of specialist F&B, retails, entertainment, and cultural, recreational, commercial and residential facilities in restored “Shikumen” houses as well as state-of-the-art new buildings. Xintiandi has become the best destination not only for visitors from home and abroad to learn Shanghai’s historical culture and modern life style, but also for the locals and foreigners to enjoy the happy time.
Address: Lane 181, Taicang Road, Shanghai.
M50, the former Shanghai Chunming Textile Mill, is located at No. 50 Moganshan Road along Suzhou River. The mill holds different style industry buildings built in 1920s-1930s, and now it becomes Art Warehouse with the largest scale and greatest impact. During a short period of these several years, many famous galleries, design companies, art organizations and artists come here and form a contemporary art society with high art quality. It also attracts the media from home and abroad so it becomes the mainstream area of Shanghai arts.
Address: 50, Moganshan Road, Shanghai.
The Cool Docks
The Old Wharf is reconstructed from the old plants beside the ferry station on the East Fuxin Road. It is called the New Land of the Bund, which is located on the bank of Huangpu River. Also it is a place of leisure, including the international brand restaurants and bars, creative fashion shops and art galleries. The Stone-Gate architectures and the flourishing views of Old Shanghai are the two focuses here. The sceneries of modern green landscape, yacht and pier, together with the old bluestone roads, trams and rickshaws will emerge here. What is more, many kinds of fashionable theme parties and activities which are favored by the young will be held here frequently.
Address: Lane 479, Zhongshan Road (S), Shanghai.