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Duisburg

World's Largest Sandcastle Rises in Landlocked German City

14:15 - 4 September, 2017
World's Largest Sandcastle Rises in Landlocked German City, Image by<a href='http://https://www.instagram.com/p/BYlkaseHna7/?taken-at=1260446287301858'> Instagram user velberlinle</a>
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The Guinness Book of World Records has crowned a new world champion sandcastle in a surprising location: the landlocked city of Duisburg, Germany.

Rising 55 feet (16.68 meters) into the sky, the sandscraper is formed from more than 3,860 tons of sand sculptured by a team of designers from 10 countries over a three week period. Stylized as a magnificent medieval city, the design also incorporates familiar structures from around the world, including an appropriately leaning scale version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

NRW State Archive / Ortner & Ortner

01:00 - 19 October, 2013
NRW State Archive / Ortner & Ortner, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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Design Development Center / tec Design Studio

00:00 - 30 April, 2009
Design Development Center / tec Design Studio

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Duisburg, Germany
  • Architect

    tec Design Studio
  • Project Partners

     GTL, Landscape Architects, Kassel
  • Client

     Erste Primus Projekt Gmbh
  • Area

    10700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2004

Future Hotel Showcase / LAVA

00:00 - 10 November, 2008
Future Hotel Showcase / LAVA

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Duisburg, Germany
  • Project Team

    Tobias Wallisser, Chris Bosse, Alexander Rieck with Kadri Kaldam, Martin Völkle, Jan Saggau
  • Project Year

    2008