Shanghai Museum of Glass: The First Glass Museum in China

Trusted by Shanghai Glass Co. Ltd, Logon Architecture designed the Shanghai Museum of Glass in Baoshan District, Shanghai, China. Occupying Changjiang West Road, the building was a former glass bottle factory which was transformed into a culture and education site with a modern architectural design.

The Shanghai Museum of Glass

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Adapted from two existing buildings, the Shanghai Museum of Glass was previously a glass bottle factory and warehouse. Over the course of years, it was transformed into a two-type museum while still maintaining its original structures. On top of that, the architectural firm also wanted to rediscover the original character of those two buildings.

A Two Type Museum

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The Shanghai Museum of Glass is two type museums with a multifunctional design for glass art. Due to the design, the museum has managed to stand out from the crowd.

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Meanwhile, the museum provides a glass-themed exhibition, hot glass shows, lectures, libraries, DIY workshop, and other interactive activities. These spaces are designed to captivate and educate a wide range of groups while at the same time offering incentive and value to visit.

One of a Kind Visual Effect

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The U shaped glass panels were chosen as the museum’s façade. What makes the façade unique is it showcases glass-related words in different languages which are glowing through its LED backlight. This setup surely creates a one of a kind visual effect that will attract huge crowds.

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The project is not going to stop there. The architectural firm will be in charge of handling another project relevant to this building. Shanghai Museum Of Glass The First Glass Museum In China 1

The project is in a form of a new glass-themed creative park which contains science and research facilities as well as a business part with commercial facilities. This new creative park will become a new stage in the future generation of Baoshan District.

Via Logon Architects

Alana Groom

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