coordination asia's rainbow chapel features kaleidoscopic façade
 
coordination asia's rainbow chapel features kaleidoscopic façade coordination asia's rainbow chapel features kaleidoscopic façade
jun 10, 2015

coordination asia's rainbow chapel features kaleidoscopic façade

coordination asia’s rainbow chapel features kaleidoscopic façade
all images courtesy of coordination asia

 

 

 

designed to attract young creative couples, architecture agency coordination asia has completed china’s first wedding venue set within a museum park. named the ‘rainbow chapel’, the building is placed inside the G+ park – a glass museum in the chinese city of shanghai.

 

based on the notion that an art space should nourish a community, the 390 square meter chapel is enclosed with glass panels painted in vivid, yet translucent shades. the façade is made with over 3,000 individual elements that use 65 different colors, while the semi-transparent kaleidoscope windows lend the project a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

rainbow chapel shanghai coordination asia
the round-shaped chapel alludes to the infinite nature of marriage

 

 

 

set inside a square, the round-shaped chapel alludes to the infinite nature of the connections made through marriage. the two basic shapes are fundamental to chinese symbolism, the circle representing fullness and unity, while the square stands as a symbol of honesty and virtue.

 

the chapel is surrounded by a water passage, which visitors must traverse before entering the site. once inside, guests encounter an elegant interior, filled with light piercing through the kaleidoscopic windows. sited next to the chapel, a 1,200 square meter banquet hall has been converted from a former industrial workshop, capable of hosting weddings, concerts and other types of celebrations.

rainbow chapel shanghai coordination asia
semi-transparent windows lend the project a warm and welcoming atmosphere

rainbow chapel shanghai coordination asia
a circle and a square shape are both fundamental to chinese symbolism

rainbow chapel shanghai coordination asia
the chapel is surrounded by a water passage

 rainbow chapel shanghai coordination asia
visitors must traverse a pool of water before entering the site

rainbow chapel shanghai coordination asia
the ‘rainbow chapel’ is placed inside the G+ park, a glass museum in shanghai

rainbow chapel shanghai coordination asia
the colorful glass panes reflect saturated hues within the interior of the church

rainbow chapel shanghai coordination asia
the space is filled with light that pierces through kaleidoscopic, rounded windows

rainbow chapel shanghai coordination asia
by night, the interior of the building emits a colorful glow

 

 

project info:

 

type: wedding chapel
location: shanghai, china
area: 390 sqm
completed: 2015
team: tilman thürmer, manuela mappa
client: shanghai g+ culture creative developing co.,ltd
photography: coordination asia

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