2012年开始，华侨城创意文化园每年入选为深圳文博会分会场，并多次荣获优秀分会场一等奖。2015年初，国务院总理李克强视察园区进驻机构“柴火创客空间”，随后强调 “大众创业，万众创新” 是中国经济新的发动机。
OCT-LOFT is located in Nanshan, Shenzhen, the former east industrial estate of OCT. It evolves from the local industrial plants, constructed in 1980s for “The Three-Plus-One Trading-mix” enterprises. OCT-LOFT covers an area of about 150,000m², with a construction area of about 200,000m², and is divided into north and south districts.
In August 2004, the reconstruction project commenced officially. OCT Contemporary Art Terminal which locates in OCT-LOFT, as an independent, professional and non-profit art institution sponsored by the OCT group, was opened in January 2005. In May 2006, “Shenzhen OCT-LOFT” was officially launched.In May 2011, by organizing a series of cultural and artistic exhibitions and events themed as “A Re-Start”, OCT-LOFT declared the opening of both districts.
Since 2012, OCT-LOFT has been selected as the sub-venue of Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair, and has won the first prize of excellent sub-venue for many times. At the beginning of 2015, Premier Li Keqiang inspected, the Chaihuo Makerspace in OCT-LOFT, then emphasized that “Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation” is the new engine of China’s economy.
Year 2018, Lonely Planet, the world’s largest personal travel guidebook, released the list of “Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2019”, and Shenzhen was the only Chinese city on the list. OCT-LOFT, along with its cultural and creative institutions, served as an important reason for it.
After years of running, the park has attracted about 300 cultural, creative and designing agencies or enterprises to settle in, which brought about an annual overall output value of 15 billion yuan.
In 2019, OCT-LOFT was listed in the first batch of the “Ten Cultural Blocks in Shenzhen”.
The unique brand value and cultural radiant of OCT-LOFT also derives from its diverse, distinctive cultural and artistic events.Focusing on Creative Design, Contemporary Art and Avant-garde Music, OCT-LOFT has gradually built up a series of brand activities, such as T-Street Creative Mart, OCT-LOFT Creative Festival, OCT-LOFT Public Art Exhibition, OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival and Tomorrow Festival, etc.
Here in OCT-LOFT, an open and inclusive environment has been created for innovation and breakthrough; Here in OCT-LOFT, a vigorous platform has been built for constant cultural exchanges; Here in OCT-LOFT, the impetus for the rise of urban culture can be found. By taking the cultural and creative industries as its core and setting up the“ Culture + Art”, “Culture + Technology”, “Culture + Tourism” as its new developing strategy system, OCT-LOFT will continue its humanistic practicing to explore cross-border integration and create a new international pattern of innovative development.