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World's Largest Sandcastle Rises in Landlocked German City

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 / O&O Baukunst

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Duisburg, Germany
  • Architects: O&O Baukunst
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

Design Development Center / tec Design Studio

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Duisburg, Germany
  • Architects: tec Design Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 10700.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2004

Future Hotel Showcase / LAVA

Future Hotel Showcase / LAVA Future Hotel Showcase / LAVA Future Hotel Showcase / LAVA Future Hotel Showcase / LAVA + 11

Duisburg, Germany
  • Architects: LAVA
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2008