798 is a cool area I visited recently while in Beijing. You can read about my other adventures here.
798 used to be a military factory, one of the biggest in China. The buildings there were designed by a German designer and have a cool industrial look to them. The top of each building section is curved with big windows which lets the light in. The whole place is now divided up into many studios, cafes, and shops.
I shared in a previous post about the Hyundai gallery. They also have a neat air filter display which was titled “Cleanest air in Beijing.” It consists of a large glass walled air filter system with five filtration stages. It also included a long video screen showing different colored dots representing sensor data on measured pollutants flowing into the air filter system from outdoors. Cool!
We also saw the beautiful sculptures of cast metal shown below.
Crafts people are also selling various goods, including these neat sounding and colorful steel drums.
All in all, a bit commercial, but worth a visit I think.