Located on the banks of the Huangpu River in the historic dockyard district and in the vicinity of the 2010 World Expo site, The Waterhouse at South Bund is rooted in an inversion of internal & external spaces.  Shanghai-based Neri & Hu Design and Research Office have transformed a non-descript 1930s riverside building into a modern expression of Chinese aesthetics.  This architectural intervention enhances the building’s industrial presence, while outfitting the interior with the ammenities of a luxury hotel.via

As the name suggests, the event space was a former warehouse. This renovation maintains the warehouse’s shell, tying in the building’s industrial roots while staying true to the neighborhood’s historic past. The 8,000 square-foot (743 sqm) multi-function warehouse boasts a double-story ceiling and a flexible, easy-to-convert layout, making it perfect for a wide range of events, including product launches, fashion shows, exhibitions, and weddings.