Built on the former site of a sprawling glass manufacturing facility in Shanghai’s Baoshan District, this glinting Museum of Glass shows the rest of the world what sustainable reuse is all about. Located a fair distance from the tourist track, the iconic building by logon architecture and Coordination Asia will hopefully entice people to travel in for a peak. The first of four phases that will culminate in the G+ Glass Theme Park, the museum comprises a beautiful dark facade inscribed (by sandblasting) with glass-related words in a several languages. At night, these are illuminated with LED backlighting.
By 2018, the glass art, research and technology park will include an exhibition center, hot glass shows, DIY workshops, lectures, libraries, and interactive installations. There will also be a glass sculpture yard, as well as science and business parks all molded into one massive complex devoted to glass, glass, and more glass.