The Shanghai Museum of Glass is the first glass museum in China, located on a former glass manufacturing site in Baoshan District, Shanghai. The site area is 6000 m2. It’s adapted from two existing buildings, a former glass bottle factory and a warehouse. As an urban regeneration project, one of the museum’s main concepts was to preserve existing structures while rediscover the original character of each building.

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Classified as a “type two” museum, its multi-functional design for glass art, research and technology distinguishes it from traditional museums. In addition to its glass-themed exhibition, the museum provides hot glass shows, DIY workshops, lectures, libraries and other interactive activities.

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All designed to attract and educate diverse targeted groups whilst creating value and incentive to visit. Uniquely treated U shaped glass panels form the museum’s facade where multi-language glass-related words glow via its LED back-light resulting in a truly one-of-a-kind visual effect.

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Around the Glass Museum building, a new glass-themed creative Park will be developed: a sculpture square with artists and creators, science and research facilities, and a business park with commercial facilities. This creative park will be a new landmark in the culture, art and commercial landscape in the future regeneration of Baoshan District.

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Project Info :

Architects : Logon Architecture
Site Area : 6,000 m2
Client : Shanghai Glass co. ltd.
Photographs : logon | urban.architecture.design
Project Location : Changjiang west Road,Baoshan District,Shanghai, China

 

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