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Venue Pick – 1933: Character and history | Shanghai – China
Special selection by Violet Wang | Country Manager, PW China
What is it?
Located north from Shanghai’s downtown area, in Hongkou District, this charming old art deco venue was built in the times of pre-communist Shanghai. It was designed originally by British architects and built in the year 1933 by Chinese developers. The building was originally intended for use as a slaughterhouse but served a number of purposes over the years from medicine factory to cold storage facility. In 1988 it was fully renovated into its current incarnation as a ‘commercial hub for creative industries’.
Why do we love it?
This venue has character and a history. It has special architectural traits such as barren grey thick walls, intertwined gangways, ramps and air bridges offering many different chances to create mysterious environment for your events.
Without any equal in the world, the building has special architectual traits such as barren grey thick walls, intertwined gangways, ramps and air bridges creating an M.C. Escher like dream world. The building has a beautiful side, hidden in the decorative elements such as Art Deco styled windows and columns covered with flower motives.
The barren space of Sky Theatre offers many options for a wonderful event. It can be fully transformed into a futuristic, out of this world creation with contribution of lightening and -of course- the building’s strong features. This will create a magical feeling and a unforgettable evening for the attendees.
Maximum capacity for standing cocktail will be 1000pax & seat-down banquet will be 500pax.
Meetings and events planners looking for a creative and unique venue where host cocktails parties, dinners and product launches. It is also an unconventional setting for meetings and conferences.