Beijing’s Flourishing Art District

Former factories turned gallery spaces play host to a lively international art scene.

Oct 3, 2012
Beijing 798 Art District
The open and industrial space of Beijing's 798 Art Zone makes it an eclectic setting for art galleries, design firms and cafés.
Photography Best View Stock/Alamy

First designed as factory buildings more than five decades ago, Beijing’s 798 Art Zone, also referred to as the Dashanzi Art District, is often compared to New York’s SoHo district for its lively arts community. The Bauhaus-influenced buildings—featuring soaring arches and north-facing skylights—are now home to internationally recognised artists and galleries, as well as publishing and design companies, restaurants, cafés, and bars. It’s not just artists who are taking note of the burgeoning international scene; designer Giorgio Armani mounted his “One Night in Beijing” fashion show at the Art Zone’s New Tank venue in May.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, located in the city’s most dynamic business and entertainment area, is the perfect base for exploring 798 and the city’s other attractions. Afterwards, guests can unwind at the Hotel’s Spa beneath its sunlit atrium or dine at one of its two signature restaurants.

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