Typology: Former Industrial Area Scale: Building Contracting authority: Printing factory Main Stakeholders: Wang Hui (Architect) Year: 2010-today
Sitting in the centre of Beijing, this former printing factory was transformed into a culture and creative complex in 2010. Although the area is still involved in printing activities, a new program has been set up to change most of the functions. It includes Web design and creative industry offices, a theatre, a café, and exhibition spaces. But the most impressive is the generous public space which includes open rooftops, terraces and bridges, allowing users and visitors to enjoy a 360 degree view over the hutong neighbourhood.