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Glinting Shanghai Museum of Glass Is a Paragon of Sustainable Reuse

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 8, 2011 @ 9:35 am In Architecture,Green Building | No Comments


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 [2] is all about. Located a fair distance from the tourist track, the iconic building by logon architecture [3] and Coordination Asia [4] 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 [5].

Shangai museum of glass, logon, coordination asia, glass manufacturing, baoshan district, sustainable reuse, DIY, green design, eco-design, art, sculpture, research and development, LED backlighting [6]

By 2018, the glass art, research and technology park will include an exhibition center, hot glass shows, DIY workshops [7], 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.

+ logon architecture [3]

+ Coordination Asia [4]

Via WAN [8]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/glinting-shanghai-museum-of-glass-is-a-paragon-of-sustainable-reuse/shanghai-museum-of-glass-6/

[2] sustainable reuse: http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-building-reuse-the-barn-house-in-belgium/attachment/9556/

[3] logon architecture: http://www.logon-architecture.com/

[4] Coordination Asia: http://www.coordination-asia.com/

[5] LED backlighting: http://inhabitat.com/nanoparticles-create-ultra-vibrant-led-screens/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/glinting-shanghai-museum-of-glass-is-a-paragon-of-sustainable-reuse/shanghai-museum-of-glass-lead/

[7] DIY workshops: http://inhabitat.com/diy-beat-the-heatwave-by-making-your-own-air-conditioner/

[8] WAN: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/

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