WE ARE A CREATIVE INDUSTRIAL SPACE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF BANGSAR.

Our vision is to become a creative campus where arts, culture, business and technology converge to inspire and encourage new forms of innovation to spur the creative economy.

Repurposed from a commercial printing factory, the APW campus comprises a collaborative workspace, F&B outlets, event venues and pocket parks.

With exciting events held here regularly, we offer the community a platform for creative exchanges.

OUR STORY

APW was first established in 1952 as Art Printing Works, a commercial printing factory. Its original location was in Lebuh Ampang, before relocating to its present Bangsar location in 1965. From the 60s to the 80s, Art Printing Works was one of the most prolific printers in Kuala Lumpur.

In 2013, an idea was conceived to repurpose underutilised spaces within the printing factory – to convert the factory into an inspiring creative space. Various spaces have since been reimagined to create an urban campus for the community, by bringing together individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds through events, workshops, and programmes.

Since 2014, we have been used by corporations, entrepreneurs, educators, artists, small businesses, and non-profits for workshops, artisan markets, performances, private functions, and other events.

printing factory

THE ORIGINAL PRINTING FACTORY Established in 1952, this is the original commercial printing factory, which still operates today. From the 70s to 80s, Art Printing Works was one of the premier printers in Kuala Lumpur, and had around 120 staff at its peak. The factory has printed many notable books and magazines, including the Gila-Gila comics, Lat comic books, Jelita, school textbooks, old telephone directories, and many more.

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collaborative workspace

A UNIQUE COLLABORATIVE WORKSPACE At Uppercase, join a diverse community where you can make serendipitous connections and form new perspectives. Be inspired and inspire others.

www.uppercase.asia
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food & beverage

SPECIALTY COFFEE PURVEYOR Pulp is the flagship store of Singapore’s Papa Palheta. Pulp supplies coffee equipment and roasted beans both at retail and commercial level. It is equipped with a cupping room, a service workshop, and a cafe which serves coffee and food.

www.papapalheta.com

food & beverage

NOUVEAU FOOD HALL Paper Plates is APW’s food-and-beverage belt. Featuring carefully curated eats and drinks, all under one roof, Paper Plates promises a unique dining experience. Among its first tenants is the critically acclaimed Breakfast Thieves from Melbourne. Agak-Agak, helmed by Dish by Ili’s Ili Sulaiman and Root Cellar KL’s Basira Yeusuff, will also set up an eatery with a social cause, here at Paper Plates.

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PULP BY
PAPA PALHETA
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PAPER PLATES

event spaces

EXCITING, FLEXIBLE EVENT SPACES

Set within a utilitarian 60s modernist administration building, Bookmark is a 60s office turned into an exciting flexible event space.
AIR-CONDITIONED, WIFI, AV SYSTEM

A flexible open space for outdoor events, repurposed from its function as a paper storage area.

An industrial-style events hall converted from a print binding facility.

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THE CANOPY
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BOOKMARK
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THE BINDERY

pocket parks

GREENED-UP URBAN SPACES A collaboration with Think City, Projek Poket Pokok is an initiative to rejuvenate urban spaces by creating pockets of greenery around the APW campus. The pocket parks featuring a lighting installation by architect-artist Jun Ong, encircles Paper Plates to become an accessible public space where the community can relax and take respite.

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Contact us

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29, Jalan Riong
59100, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia.


+603 2282 3233
hello@apw.my