G+PARK, a museum park in Shanghai, China, recently unveiled a wedding chapel like no other. It’s a first for China and provides an alternative to classic wedding venues which appeals greatly to young and creative couples looking for something different. The round wedding space is enclosed by 3,060 glass panels that were painted in 65 vivid, translucent colors that create a kaleidoscope of happiness. Designed by COORDINATION ASIA, the Rainbow Chapel offers young, creative couples a new, colorful and happy place to get married instead of the typical wedding venues. The round chapel is set within a partially open, white square structure, both shapes important in Chinese symbolism. The circle represents fullness and unity, while the square stands for honesty and virtue, and when combined, they give a sense of perfection and offer a place of luck.
It’s only fitting that the structural form of the Rainbow Chapel is a circle, as essentially a circle is an infinite line. This was indeed the intention of having a circular form within a square as it alluded to the nature of the connections made inside the place. It was also intended to represent fundamental Chinese symbolism with the circle representing fullness and unity, whilst the square stands as a symbol of honesty and virtue; when combined they lend a sense of perfection and provide good-luck.