coordination asia opens the kids museum of glass in shanghai
 
coordination asia opens the kids museum of glass in shanghai coordination asia opens the kids museum of glass in shanghai
feb 17, 2015

coordination asia opens the kids museum of glass in shanghai

coordination asia opens the kids museum of glass in shanghai
photography by coordination asia

 

 

 

with china’s first design museum still in the works, an institution dedicated to encouraging children’s interest in the subject has opened its doors in shanghai. the ‘kids museum of glass’ is located in a converted warehouse, containing exhibition areas, a DIY workshop, two cafés, a gift shop and a party space. designed by tilman thürmer, founder and CEO of coordination asia, the 2,000 square meter volume is marked by kaleidoscopic patterns, natural materials and contrasting blackened glass surfaces.

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the museum is located in a converted warehouse in shanghai

 

 

 

the exhibition consists of different units that invite children to explore the topic of glass independently. throughout the scheme, easy to use multi-media installations are interspersed with areas for relaxation and contemplation. in the exhibition, connections are made with two other functions: the DIY workshop and the gift shop. meanwhile, a larger room is capable of hosting school groups or private birthday parties.

tilman thurmer kids museum of glass shanghai china coordination asia designboom
the 2,000 square meter space contains exhibition areas, a DIY workshop and two cafés

tilman thurmer kids museum of glass shanghai china coordination asia designboom
reception desk

tilman thurmer kids museum of glass shanghai china coordination asia designboom
kaleidoscopic patterns are juxtaposed against natural materials

tilman thurmer kids museum of glass shanghai china coordination asia designboom
the ‘magic cube’

tilman thurmer kids museum of glass shanghai china coordination asia designboom
bright and colorful units are positioned throughout the museum

tilman thurmer kids museum of glass shanghai china coordination asia designboom
the ‘music box’

tilman thurmer kids museum of glass shanghai china coordination asia designboom
timber display units within the DIY workshop

tilman thurmer kids museum of glass shanghai china coordination asia designboom
the upcycling theater

tilman thurmer kids museum of glass shanghai china coordination asia designboom
a larger room is capable of hosting school groups or private birthday parties

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

type: museum / shop / café
location: 685 west changjiang rd, baoshan district, shanghai, china
area: 2,000 sqm / 21,528 sqf
completed: january, 2015
design firm: tilman thürmer / coordination asia ltd.
photography: coordination asia ltd.
client: shanghai G+ creative developing co.,ltd

 

construction:
shanghai jieshuo stage property company ltd. (exhibition)
shanghai jiecheng exhibition & display company ltd. (multimedia)
jiangsu henglong decoration engineering company ltd. (interior)
shanghai bo wen architecture decoration co., ltd (interior)
shanghai tongjian qianghua building design company ltd. (building)
shanghai jinqiao engineering construction & development company ltd. (building)

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