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There’s a three-day rave happening in one of Sweden’s “worst buildings” next year

Chinese cultural centre Dragon Gate finally finds a use after not having a single guest stay in its hotel...

Sweden's 'Worst building' hosts Technostate
Sweden's 'Worst building' hosts Technostate

Sweden’s Dragon Gate, a Chinese cultural centre that was awarded the title of 'Worst Building of the Year' by The Independent in 2016, will play host to a three-day rave in the summer of 2019.

Located near the city of Gävle, Dragon Gate’s construction started in 2004 with its plans including the world's largest Buddha, a Shaolin temple with a kung fu school and a zoo with a live panda bear, plans for which have now all abandoned. It does, however, house a museum featuring 200 replica terracotta soldiers that opened on the property in 2008 and a hotel, although nobody has ever stayed there.

Bought last August by real estate company Sisyfos, Technostate Sweden have since secured it for the next Scandinavia Electronic Festival in 2019, which will take place from May 31st to June 2nd.

"Years of toil have taken us where we are today," Technostate Sweden announced on Monday. "It's going to go down in history."

The Facebook event states that the hotel has reserved 200 rooms alongside camping spots for 2000 people near the site.

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