OCT Loft [华侨城创意文化园], Shenzhen, Guangdong: 22.540202, 113.988757
OCT Loft [华侨城创意文化园]
Reconversion of an industrial area into a creative industry and arts center
Location: [华侨城，开平街] Overseas Chinese Town (OCT), Kaiping Street, Shenzhen, Guangdong
Typology: Former Industrial Area Scale: 151,000sqm (refurbishment) Contracting authority: Overseas Chinese Town Entreprises Co, Ltd Main Stakeholders:Urbanus (Architecture & Design)Year: 2003-2007 (first stage); 2007-2010 (second stage)
This former factory has been reconverted into a centre for creative industries. In fact, an art centre has been created on the site, composed of artists’ studios and residences, shared working space as well as exhibition spaces, and various shops and cafés. Whilst safeguarding the previous ambience and local way of life, it also hosts international exhibitions such as the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism & Architecture.