Book an Event Space

ANKEN has event spaces for hire, perfect for exhibitions and events, either large or small and intimate. CLICK HERE to enquire about booking event spaces.

Upcoming Events

Book an Event Space

ANKEN has event spaces for hire, perfect for exhibitions and events, either large or small and intimate. CLICK HERE to enquire about booking event spaces.


ANKEN Social

Location: ANKEN Green

Are you looking for design, a new marketing campaign, event planning or a place to exercise?

Come and meet your neighbors:
Introducing 5 tenants x 5 minutes

Friday 6-8 pm
Simple drinks & snacks provided

03.06 - 13.08.2017


Location: M97 / ANKEN Alley

M97 Gallery presents Lin Zhipeng (aka No.223) solo exhibition + PHOTOSYNTHESIS, a group exhibition of 13 artists working in the photographic medium.

Artists include Han Lei, Dong Wensheng, Michael Wolf, Adou, Luo Dan, Jiang Zhi, Lei Benben, Cai Dongdong, Shen Wei, Chu Chu, Sun Yanchu and Hisun Wong.

Opening Reception:
3 June 5-7 pm


ANKEN Life Summer Open Day

Location: ANKEN Life

The day will include sweat sessions, fresh food offerings, music and workshop activities hosted by Reebok Crossfit MeWellness, Aboro Boxing Academy, Becycle Spinning, Lizzy's All Natural Smoothie Bar, 17T Bicycles, Little Bugz Playhouse, CryoTop Cryotherapy, Urban Grill and the Warehouse Cafe.

Sunday 10am - 7pm


Government Visits

Location: ANKEN Green

With the growing interest in Creative Economies, ANKEN regularly welcomes local and international visitors from District, City and Central Government Levels. ANKEN’s environmental initiatives and vibrant creative communities are of particular interest.

(UNESCO, Shanghai City and other District Leaders, Australian, Austrian, Dutch, Norwegian, Spanish and Danish Consulates, Trade Missions, Good Design Australia).

Previous Events

ECCO Photo Shoot

Paustian / ANKEN Green

Noted actress Liu Tao and actor Guo Tao arrived at ANKEN Green to much buzz for their brand ambassador photo shoot for well-known Danish shoemaker ECCO.

Shanghai Supperclub

ANKEN Life - Warehouse Cafe

“Because everyone loves a dinner party” - ANKEN Life welcomed the Shanghai Supperclub to the Warehouse Café for two consecutive evenings of gastronomic celebration.

A Knockout I-IV

Aboro Academy / ANKEN Life

In support of Aboro Academy’s foundation, A Knock Out is an ongoing event that brings together amateur fighters in the spirit of friendly competition for a thrilling community spectacle.

Bicycle Film Festival


With an accumulated audience of over 1 million people in 60 cities, the BFF is a celebration of bicycles through film, art and music. Presented for the first time in China by Adidas, Levis Commuter and Factory Five.

The Snow Queen


Community Theatre Group Theatre Anon presents Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen – A Fairy Tale in Seven Stories” on the rooftop of ANKEN Green

Eames Film Night

Paustian / ANKEN Green

Paustian’s annual film screening and after party, celebrates short films from the personal collection of American design couple, Ray and Charles Eames.

Michael Wolf Exhibition

M97 / Paustian / ANKEN Green

In association with M97 Gallery and Paustian, renowned photographer – Michael Wolf exhibited his large format industrial series of photographs at ANKEN Green.

Pecha Kucha Green


FAR and ANKEN Green joined forces to bring Pecha Kucha Green to Shanghai. Around 500 people attended this 6 min and 40 sec speaker series, entirely dedicated to sustainability and green design.

NYU Skyfarm Workshop

Good to CN / ANKEN Green

Students from NYU’s Shanghai campus volunteered their time for a morning of urban farming at ANKEN Green’s Rooftop Sky Farm.

Rooftop Sessions


An ongoing day of rooftop Boxing, Kickboxing, Meditation and Yoga brought to you by Aboro Academy and guest trainers from the clinic, GuavaPass and lululemon.

Chambers of Commerce


Austcham, the Spanish, Danish and Canadian Chambers have all hosted successful seminars, meetings and lectures on the rooftop of ANKEN Green.

East West Theatre Group


The East West Theatre Group staged successful productions of The Memory of Water, Hedda Gabler and Masque’rade: Macabre Tales from Poe on the rooftop of ANKEN Green.

Spring Eco Design Fair


Over 30 eco conscious groups and businesses showcased products including clothing, home accessories, furniture, health products, stationary, building materials, toys and organic food products.

ANKEN Life Night Market


The Night Market is a seasonal event that brings together fitness food and music.

Paustian's Opening


Danish furniture maker opened the doors to its new showroom. The opening was attended by several Shanghai government and district officials and declared open by Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik.

Luo Dan - When to Leave

M97 / ANKEN Alley

Luo Dan’s “When to Leave”, the inaugural exhibition for M97 Gallery’s newest exhibition space in downtown Shanghai.

Austcham Office Opening


Opened by Andrew Robb - Minister for Trade & Investment and attended by Frances Adamson - Ambassador to China, Graeme Meehan - Shanghai Consul General and members of Austcham's local community.

SAS Primary Workshop

Good to CN / ANKEN Green

ANKEN Green’s rooftop garden hosted Good to CN and students from the Shanghai American Primary School for an urban farming workshop.

10+ Design Competition


International architecture practice 10+ kicked off their design competition “Re-Thinking Shanghai”. The event was held in collaboration with Tongji University and The University of Hong Kong.

Shanghai Yacht Club


The Shanghai Boat & Yacht Club held their general meeting on the rooftop of ANKEN Green. Drinks and light snacks were provided by the Warehouse Café downstairs.



Shanghai TV began filming a feature news piece investigating the creative community at ANKEN Green. Interviews with several tenants were conducted, followed by a brief tour.

Bootcamp Classes

MeWellness / ANKEN Green

Shanghai can be a stressful city with long working hours and little time for health and fitness. MeWellness began rooftop boot camp as a way to help people get back on track.

Weddings, Parties, Anything?


ANKEN Green hosted its first rooftop wedding - Many Happy Returns to Jamie and Duncan.