4 Must-See Attractions in China for Art and Design Lovers

When it comes to art and design, all eyes are on Greater China this year thanks to these eye-catching initiatives.

Photo: Design Society

1. Design Society
A collaboration with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the first major museum in China devoted to design debuted in December inside Shenzhen’s Sea World Culture and Arts Center.

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Photo: Tank Shanghai

2. Tank Shanghai
Opening in late 2018, art collector Qiao Zhibing’s visionary art center–cum–recreational facility is built around five decommissioned oil tanks on the banks of the Huangpu River.

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Photo: West Bund Art Museum

3. West Bund Art Museum
This David Chipperfield–designed complex in Shanghai’s Xuhui Waterfront area is slated for completion by the end of the year, with an outpost of Paris’s Centre Pompidou expected to move in shortly after.

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Photo: Tai Kwun Center for Heritage & Arts

4. Tai Kwun Center for Heritage & Arts
Come summer, the restored Central Police Station compound in Hong Kong’s Central district will get a new lease on life as a cultural hub featuring heritage tours, an art center, and a range of performances and exhibitions.

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This article originally appeared in the February/March 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“100 Essential Experiences”).

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