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Slaughterhouse

05-17-2010 20:14 BJT

It's been a slow build-up for the 1933 "creative hub." This Shanghai-famous refurbished slaughterhouse first appeared on the public radar last year, and has only just recently begun to come alive with shops, restaurants, wine bars, clothing outlets and concert spaces. Newly deemed "open to the public," we finally took the trip down to check it out for ourselves.

Located at the north end of the Bund, 1933 is a bit of a trek, but worth the trip for the architecture alone, if not the actual outlets in the hub. The space is five-floors of maze-like, concrete corridors, ideal for art galleries, performance spaces, creative offices, paintball hide and seek kick the can.

When walking through 1933, you definitely get a creepy, slaughterhouse vibe in places (one of the walkways is called Cattle Road), although the overwhelming aura of death has been replaced with cool tunes playing overhead while you window shop and explore. The very top levels of the main building must have been the place where the cows were slaughtered (I'm guessing), and it's been transformed into a large open space for concerts. So far it's been used for cooperate events and product launches (check the official webpage for 1933 for the specifics), but it's got the capacity for large theatrical shows.

 

Editor:James |Source: CNTV.CN

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