50,000 Milk Cartons Castle Breaks World Record
Spain has had a busy summer, as the project on the grounds of Facultad de Arquitectura de Granada just beat out another record breaking recycled project 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 was an interactive citadel of cartons totaling 50,000 boxes. And so, the massive milk carton castle has been crowned the largest sculpture made from recycled materials by the folks at the Guinness Book of Records.
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. The tower was designed by an architecture student 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.