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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  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.
Via WAN 
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 sustainable reuse: http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-building-reuse-the-barn-house-in-belgium/attachment/9556/
 logon architecture: http://www.logon-architecture.com/
 Coordination Asia: http://www.coordination-asia.com/
 LED backlighting: http://inhabitat.com/nanoparticles-create-ultra-vibrant-led-screens/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/glinting-shanghai-museum-of-glass-is-a-paragon-of-sustainable-reuse/shanghai-museum-of-glass-lead/
 DIY workshops: http://inhabitat.com/diy-beat-the-heatwave-by-making-your-own-air-conditioner/
 WAN: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/
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