In China, a former cotton factory becomes a colourful photography studio

Tianjin, China – The Tianjin Third Cotton Spinning Factory was once the most important textile factory in the region. Fittingly, it’s now become a cultural and creative industrial park. That’s the venue 311 Photography chose for its new photo studio.

When renovating the space, the architects from Salone del Salon paid attention to the old structure, made of red bricks and steel. This past was referenced in the resulting shapes and the rich colours used for functional zoning.

Another substantial introduction was the crystal-clear round staircase made of hot-bent glass and piano-key-shaped small steps that lead to the photo studio’s Harvard Lecture Hall.

Divided into three floors – a working area, an office area and meeting rooms – 311 Photography studio is also called ‘Sky City,’ due to the high ceilings that help bring in more natural light – a boon for the photographers inside.

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