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China is home to many weird and giant projects, such as recreating western cities. The latest project from a mall in the city of Chengdu is a little sweeter than an empty version of Washington DC

Chengdu IFS, a luxury mall and residential complex has constructed the world’s largest ‘Candy Carpet’. Measuring in at¬†185m long and 7m wide, the construction used 13 tonnes of candy.

During the 5 day construction over 2,000 volunteers helped to construct the ‘carpet’ using clear boxes of brightly coloured wrapped candies to create the cute mosaic pattern. The artwork was conceived by artists Craig Redman and Karl Maier, who work together despite Craig working from New York and Karl working in London.

According to the video the mall intends to donate lunches accompanied by the candies used in the project to underprivileged children in rural areas.

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Rhys Pope

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