Galerie Urs Meile's branch exists in an Ai Weiwei-designed modern cloister in the quarter of Cao Changdi in Eastern Beijing. Its architecture is featuring sharp angles and cantilevers in the signature gray brick for which the architect and artist Ai Weiwei is best known.
Completed in 2005, it houses three main exhibition spaces as well as a studio and residential space for visiting artists.
In Cao Changdi you find the National Film Museum, galleries, exhibition spaces, and the studios of other artists. The art district "798" is located in the nearby quarter of Dashanzi with galleries, book stores, cafés, and restaurants.
Cao Changdi can be reached by taxi on Beijing's airport expressway in 25 minutes. To Beijing's city center it takes 25 minutes by car.