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Image Courtesy © Coordination Asia and Shanghai Museum of Glass, Photography by diephotodesigner.de

Sharing the unlimited possibilities of glass is both the vision and the true value of the Shanghai Museum of Glass. After exploring dozens of museums around the world, the Museum’s founding committee invited the German architectural team Tilman Thuermer to design the Museum based on a concept juxtaposing past and present. The design that emerged integrates the building’s original structure and unique characteristics while adding modern functionality and symbolism. The colorful glass art space shares an essential creative experience with visitors, setting a new direction for International Museums of the future.  Both the building glass and the top glass artwork on display inside offer an unforgettable combination of art and technology to visitors. On top of this, Shanghai University provides academic and artistic support to the Museum.

G+ represents the countless possibilities of glass. The future design of the G+ Glass Theme Park will be a perfect serenade to glass and life and art and vitality. Here, people will be able to imagine, understand, create and share the boundless amazement that is found in glass. The G +Museum is the core attraction of the G+ Glass Theme Park, and it will be the first part of the Park to be inaugurated. In the future, the G+ Sculpture Yard, G+ Studio, G+ Science Park, and the G+ Business Park will be unveiled, crystallizing the unlimited brilliance and diversity of the G+ Glass Theme Park. The Park will be a place where the present of glass meets its history -- where East and West come together to display the history, artistic and scientific achievements and essential thinking on glass to the world. Through glass, the Shanghai G+ Glass Theme Park offers an understanding of the past, and a glimpse of the future, demonstrating to the world its countless possibilities.

Shanghai Museum of Glass seeks to create a new kind of experience in museums, to contract the distance between China and the Western, glass art and the other artistic forms, history and works, culture and industry, glass art and human beings with rich knowledge of history, fabulous art works, an open communication space and community-based channels of promotion.

Shanghai Museum of Glass is approved by the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau. Shanghai Museum of Glass is a private non-profit museum, initiated and funded by the Shanghai Glass Co., Ltd.

Sponsor: Shanghai Glass Co., Ltd.
Cooperator: Shanghai University
Designer: Coordination Asia

Posted by Konstantinos Deloudis
Posted on June 01st, 2011
in Architecture & Shanghai Museum of Glass