Beijing, the capital of China, is taking the fashion industry by storm.
Over the past couple years, Beijing has been recognized as a fast changing
city influencing modern architecture, fashion, and art.
Although Beijing is moving at a rapid pace the city has still held on to
it's culture and historic buildings such as the "Forbidden City" , one of
the Chinese imperial palaces from the Ming Dynasty and Cloud Terrace a
beautiful historic arch from the Yuan dynasty .
The city is surrounded with majestic mile-high mountains and gardens while also known as having a booming contemporary art scene housing the
nation's top arts school, the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Here are a few unique spots to check out, stay tuned for more next week.
798 Art District, No.2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District
Pace Gallery is located in the city's 798 Arts District, which is the
center of the Beijing contemporary art scene. Once a large ammunition
factory, this refined space currently houses some of the biggest names in
Chinese contemporary art such as, Hai Bo, Zhang Huan, and Li Songsong.
Currently the gallery is exhibiting the group exhibit Beijing Voice: Together or Isolated. For more information click here.
China Central Television Headquarters (CCTV)
Designed by world renown architect Rem Koolhaus, this building is not
your typical skyscraper, known as a structural challenge it's design
consists of two slanting towers that form a loop of six horizontal and
vertical sections. A year after the 34-story building was built one of
the towers caught on fire during the New Year's celebration in 2009. Only a portion of the area is under construction.