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Castle Made From 50,000 Milk Cartons Breaks World Record

Posted By Andrew Michler On September 20, 2010 @ 7:40 pm In Architecture,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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This massive milk carton castle has been crowned the largest sculpture made from recycled materials [2] by the folks at the Guinness Book of Records. Spain has had a busy summer, as the project on the grounds of Facultad de Arquitectura de Granada [3] just beat out another record-breaking recycled project [4] from up north. They did it by enlisting 5,000 local elementary students to compete in sourcing as many cardboard milk containers as they could. The result — an interactive citadel of cartons totaling 50,000 boxes.

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The Guinness Book of Records measured the project at 29 metres (95 ft 1 in) in length, 14.07 metres (46 ft 1 in) in width and 7 meters (22 ft 11 in) in height — but no word on number of milk mustaches. The tower was designed by an architecture student [6] and it features a turret tower, an open roof that creates daylit patterns, and a huge maze to explore. The building blocks were constructed using just glue and staples. While this may technically be reuse rather than recycling, we bet that it will inspire a lot of kids to rethink (and reuse) what they used to just throw away.

+ Guinness Book of Records [7]

Via Recycle Art [8]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/09/milksculpture-ed01.jpg

[2] recycled materials: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-materials/

[3] Facultad de Arquitectura de Granada: http://etsag.ugr.es/

[4] project: http://community.guinnessworldrecords.com/_Largest-sculpture-made-from-recycled-materials/blog/2319671/7691.html?b=

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/09/milksculp-ed01.jpg

[6] architecture student: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/25/9-green-architecture-student-projects-that-make-the-grade/

[7] + Guinness Book of Records: http://community.guinnessworldrecords.com/_Largest-sculpture-made-from-recycled-materials/BLOG/2348376/7691.html

[8] Recycle Art: http://www.recyclart.org/2010/09/50-000-milk-cartons-castle-guinness-world-record/

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