17-07-2018

Rediscovering the gilded age of Angkor at the Asian Civilisations Museum

Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet
GSM Project

GSM Project Concept Document for Angkor: Exploring Cambodia's Sacred City

“I was really intrigued by the fact that sacred geometry is featured in every aspect of Angkor Wat's architectural details. Everything is related to astrology and religion, for example the temple is calculated so that the sun appears in the middle of the central tower at a specific time of day.”

Melissa Chan

Senior Graphic Designer

GSM Project

Visitors enter the first gallery and are greeted by banners depicting Angkor Wat through the eyes of the French artist and explorer Louis Delaporte.

“We’re not using design just for sake of aesthetics, but to make it a seamless visitor experience.”

Melissa Chan

Senior Graphic Designer

“We wanted to recreate the feeling of Angkor, not recreate Angkor itself. With the use of colour, ambiance, graphics, and lighting, we managed to create different moods in different spaces.”

Yixian Chen

3D Exhibition Designer

GSM Project

A statue of Vishnu is the main focus in the second gallery.