1933 Old Millfun, Shanghai

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A raw concrete modernist structure, 1933 Old Millfun once operated as Shanghai’s cattle slaughterhouse, now serving as an industrial park space. Surrounded by roads and water, this five-story art deco building with a brutalist feel was designed by a British architect in 1933. Feel a chill run down your spine as you examine the building's huge gutters and bridges, which were used to transport the unfortunate animals across large halls and maze-like spiral galleries. Transformed into an exhibition space, the building now hosts fashion shows, concerts, and press conferences, and is also used as a conference hall. Make 1933 Old Millfun a centerpiece of your Shanghai vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Shanghai vacation generator.
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  • August 12, 2017
    I'm not really understood the universal delight from this place. Just an old building with unusual transitions between floors, where many cafes, opened photo workshops and kvestrumov. Chinese youth comes here for photo shoots, master-classes and just look at some of the design gallery. I looked all less than an hour. So if you're not here to arrange long photoset, cope quickly.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Used to be an old slaughter house, now reformed to a cultural art site; very interesting building structure There are some small art and creative shops within, but not very much Still expanding and lo...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Within a city filled with tall buildings this place is worthwhile visiting if you like architecture and history. Have a drink at the restaurant on the third floor and obtain a free pass to a small roo...  more »

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