Award-winning design agency Coordination Asia and logon urban.architecture.design collaborated to create the Rainbow Chapel – a wedding chapel intriguingly placed inside the G+PARK in Shanghai.
Designed around the Shanghai Museum of Glass, the G+PARK recently celebrated its 4 year anniversary and unveiled a new first for China: a wedding chapel in a museum park that hopes to attract young, creative couples.
The round wedding space, covering 390 square meters, is enclosed by glass panels painted in 65 vivid, yet translucent panels, creating a kaleidoscope of colour inside.
The round shaped chapel is set inside a square, semi-open frame, two shapes that are fundamental to Chinese symbolism; the circle representing fullness and unity, while the square stands as a symbol of honesty and virtue. When combined they lend a sense of perfection and provide the place with good-luck.
Tilman Thürmer, founder and manager of Coordination Asia, explains how the idea of building a wedding chapel came to life: “Over the years of operating the museum park we experienced an increasing demand to have a new type of venue that caters to the Chinese public, now avid for living a creative life, gathering new and exciting experiences and mixing art and lifestyle. There was a lack on the Chinese wedding market that mainly offers city centre locations and classic settings and we went on to fill that gap.”