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Hotel Packs a World Record Paint Job


By Jill M. Speegle

A recent makeover for a hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia, features a paint job worth a Guinness World Record, officials say.

World's Largest 3D Painting

Karelia Business Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia, is adorned with the "World's Largest 3D Painting," according to officials.

A 168,800-square-foot 3D mural is painted on the façade of the Karelia Business Hotel. Guinness Record officials have crowned the work the “World’s Largest 3D Painting.”

Local artists painted the building to look like a giant suitcase using more than 10,000 liters (about 2,641 gallons) of paint, according to an announcement on the achievement.

“We had a lot of ideas for how to transform our facade,” the hotel’s Commercial Director, NV Ovechkina, said in a statement.

“We tried images of a yellow submarine, an accordion, and books, among many others. But then we came across the idea of a suitcase, which clearly corresponds with tourism and trips.”

World's Largest 3D Painting

The project aimed to promote mural art and to strengthen the cultural status of the city of St. Petersburg.


Jill M. Speegle

Jill Speegle is the Editor of Durability + Design News. She earned her B.A. in journalism and English as well as her J.D. from the University of Arkansas. In Sketches, Jill shares her thoughts on a number of topics that may be of interest to the D+D community, including architecture, interior design, green building, historic restoration, and whatever else catches her radar.



Tagged categories: Architecture; Color; Design; Green building; Interior design; Restoration; Aesthetics; Artists; Awards and honors; Building design; Color + Design; Murals

Comment from john lienert, (6/3/2014, 9:51 AM)

nice job !!

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