The Hanyang Cultural and Creative Industry Park, located at No.1, Guibei Road, is the first project of its scale to be approved by the district government. The project covers a total area of about 6 hectares.
On the 17th of October 2009, Hanyang district government together with Shanghai Zhisheng Industry Group Co., Ltd, joined forces to convert the original factory space into the new "Hanyang-made" industrial Park.
Hanyang Cultural and Creative Industry Park is the birthplace of China’s modern industry. Hanyang Ironworks and Hanyang Arsenal, founded by Zhang Zhidong-the famous Qing Dynasty official, are renowned the world over.
Now, efforts have been made to combine the concept of modern fashion with the old factory buildings to stimulate new creativity. Many companies have registered here, including advertising firms, architectural designers, creative animation and photography studios, entertainment bars, and hostels.
If you wander through the park, you can enjoy its modern sculptures and graffiti art and take in the views of the interesting fusion of modern and old architecture. In fact the place feels more like an art gallery than an industrial park.