800SHOW Creative Park

800 Show Creative Park, a 22,000m² former steel factory in the heart of Jing’An District, Shanghai, encompasses 15 buildings built over the span of 50 years. These include the dominant 120m long factory hall with its ornate wooden roof/beam structure, colonial-type villas dating back to the 1920-30s, and office buildings built in the 1960-70s which are completely surrounded by a blend of high-rises and Shikumen houses. Each building was renovated with designs highlighting the individuality of original construction. The park was renamed “800 Show”, a clever combination of the street number on Changde Road, which happens to be a lucky Chinese number, and the Chinese character “秀” “xiu” in honor of the shows and performances the park will host. As an emblematic complex, this park can be identified as a ‘place with face’, a place for leisure and rest and a ‘place with pause’. Traditionally, local creative parks served one function, namely creative industry office space. In this proposal, the logon team put forward the idea to combine inter-related usages completely centered around the rapidly growing creative industry.

Client : 800SHOW Management co. ltd.

Location : Shanghai, China

Address :  Changde Road, Jingan District

Type : Office & Workspace, Commercial & Lifestyle, Culture & Education, Adaptive Reuse, Mixed-Use, Office Parks

Function : Office, Event Hall, Retail, F&B

Service : Architectural Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Consulting,

Status : Completed

Site Area : 1.5 ha, 22.5 mu

GFA : 22,000 m²

FAR : 1.47

Height : 24 m

After modernization

Event hall during the opening

Open staircase with sufficient daylight

Light elements of the facade towards the courtyard