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  • No.115 Wukang Road, Midan Apartment
  • No.115 Wukang Road, Midan Apartment
  • No.115 Wukang Road, Midan Apartment
  • No.115 Wukang Road, Midan Apartment
  • No.115 Wukang Road, Midan Apartment
  • No.115 Wukang Road, Midan Apartment
Address:No.115 Wukang Road  
  • Built in 1931, the building was designed by Leonard, Veysseyre & Kruze (France). With a floor area of 92 sq m and a building area of 558 sq m, it is an apartment residence of the Art Deco architectural style.

    The building has a five-floor reinforced concrete structure and a triangular plane. It has dark gray cement stucco outer walls and square windows, with some of the sills gradually protruding. The wall between vertical windows is decorated with geometric patterns, while the top decorative patterns are influenced by the baroque style. The entrance of the building is also unique. It is recessed, and the part above the door protrudes layer by layer. This Art Deco characteristic reminds people of the arched doors and columns of classical buildings.

    The facade of the apartment is similar to the body of an elephant: the right side is the head, the swirl-decorated arcs gradually falling down from the fourth floor are the neck, the windows are the eyes, the inverted triangles protruding from the walls are the ivories, the circular pilaster is the trunk, and the protruding wall on the left side with is the abdomen. The whole building is an interesting bionic architecture.

    The original owner of Midget Apartment was Kung Hsiang-hsi’s family during the period of the Republic of China. As one of their properties in the Shanghai concession, it once served as offices, and was later used by residents. After 1960, famous performing artist Sun Daolin and his wife Wang Wenjuan lived here.

    On February 15,1994, the site was announced by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government as a Heritage Architecture in Shanghai (under Class III Protection).

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