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  5. Coordination Asia
  6. 2015
  7. Kids Museum Of Glass / Coordination Asia

Kids Museum Of Glass / Coordination Asia

  • 01:00 - 12 February, 2015
Kids Museum Of Glass / Coordination Asia
Kids Museum Of Glass  / Coordination Asia , Courtesy of Coordination Asia
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  • Architects

  • Location

    G+ Park, 685 Changjiang West Road, Baoshan, Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Tilman Thürmer
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Construction Exhibition

    Shanghai Jieshuo Stage Property Company Ltd.
  • Construction Multimedia

    Shanghai Jiecheng Exhibition & Display Company Ltd.
  • Construction Interior

    Jiangsu Henglong Decoration Engineering Company Ltd., Shanghai Bo Wen Architecture Decoration Co., Ltd
  • Construction Building

    Shanghai Tongjian Qianghua Building Design Company Ltd., Shanghai Jinqiao Engineering Construction & Development Company Ltd.
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Courtesy of Coordination Asia

Text description provided by the architects. China’s first kids design museum

With China’s first design museum still on its way, Coordination Asia now introduces China’s first children’s design museum: the Kids Museum of Glass. This educational design space, a former industrial workshop, is marked by kaleidoscopic patterns, natural materials and contrasting sleek blackened glass surfaces. Street inspired materials such as simple plywood and sterling board give the space an edgy, playful and welcoming feel. The Kids Museum of Glass is the newest addition to the ever-growing G+ Park, one of Shanghai’s trendsetting creative hubs.

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Courtesy of Coordination Asia

Intuition-based experience

The exhibition is built up as a ‘glass city’, consisting of different units that are themed with easy to grasp city analogies, such as ‘The Beach’, ‘The Circus’ and ‘The Factory’. Children are confronted with snack-sized information while playing with different glass-themed installations. The museum experience is intuition-based and invites children to explore the topic of glass independently.

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Courtesy of Coordination Asia

Easy to use multi-media installations tempt children to touch and play: simple actions and gestures allow them to discover for example how lightning can create glass, how a glass prism works or what smart glass is. In between playing and learning, children can relax and watch a film in the integrated Fire Theater or Up-Cycling Theater. Creative kids can practice their sketching skills by drawing an art piece on the spot in one of the ‘Draw Me’ installations.

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Courtesy of Coordination Asia

Living Space

In the exhibition, cross-links are made with two other functions in the space: the DIY Workshop and the Gift Shop. Visitors are alerted to the fact that they can try activities and buy objects that they see in the space. The DIY Workshop and Gift Shop - set on the first floor of the space - offer a wide range of children-specific workshops as well as the museum’s own line of children’s products.

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Courtesy of Coordination Asia

Additionally, the Kids Museum of Glass has a dedicated Party Space, where plenary introductions to larger school groups, private birthday parties or brand events focused on families can be held. In two integrated Cafés, visitors can recharge or take a rest while visiting.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan

Responsible Design

Sustainability and well-being were carefully considered as factors in the design process. The colorful museum space is a reused building, that has special air filters to guarantee clean and healthy air during playtime. All materials within the space are chosen with a sustainable outlook, to ensure a better tomorrow for the young visitors that engage with the space.

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Courtesy of Coordination Asia

A playground, an art space, a second classroom and an event venue: altogether, the Kids Museum of Glass is a multifunctional and exciting new experience, which aims to become thé new cultural destination for families with children in Shanghai and beyond.

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Courtesy of Coordination Asia

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Kids Museum Of Glass / Coordination Asia " 12 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/597411/kids-museum-of-glass-coordination-asia/> ISSN 0719-8884
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儿童玻璃乐园 / Coordination Asia