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APW is a repurposed industrial space located in the heart of Bangsar. Converted 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 exchange.
Our vision is to become a creative campus where arts, culture, business and technology converge to inspire and encourage new forms of innovation, spurring the creative economy.
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.