One of the former plants of the Capital Steel Group in Beijing

Unreal Estate and China’s Collective Unconscious

One of the former plants of the Capital Steel Group in Beijing

Once considered a symbol of the revolution and high modernism, many of the state-owned steel factories from the socialist era are now in a derelict state, waiting to be reappropriated, cleaned up, and redeveloped. In this case, this former Capital Steel plant in Beijing is being transformed into a creative cultural industrial zone for the capital’s emerging animation and manga industry. 

Beijing, 2011