WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia Records Institute (ASRI) – St. Vincent Ferrer Statue: World's tallest bamboo sculpture

22-01-2021

(Worldkings.org) The structure is made from bamboo supported by a steel frame structure in its interior. In particular, 60 tons of engineered bamboo were imported from China and 600 tons of steel were used to build the statue.

The St. Vincent Ferrer Statue is a colossal bamboo statue in the town of Bayambang in Pangasinan, Philippines. It is dedicated to the town's Catholic patron saint, Vincent Ferrer (1350–1419), and is recognized as the tallest bamboo sculpture in the world.

The St. Vincent Ferrer Statue dedicates Vincent Ferrer, a venerated saint in Roman Catholicism who also serves as the patron saint of Bayambang. The structure is made from bamboo supported by a steel frame structure in its interior. In particular, 60 tons of engineered bamboo were imported from China and 600 tons of steel were used to build the statue. 

The statue is supported by a 7.5 meters (25 ft) deep foundation which devised 768.99 cubic meters (27,157 cu ft) of 6,000 psi cement. The structure is designed to be able to withstand a typhoon.

The detailed design of the statue was made by JQS Builders through 3D polygon technology. while the steelworks fabrication and design was made by Far East Industrial Supply & Co. and by the RAA Architects Engineers and Consultants. Covered with 22,626 bamboo panels, the statue lacks curvatures and consists of around 5,000 polygons with the construction of the statue's head depicting the saint's curly hair with around 700 polygons being the most tedious.

The official height is 50.23 meters (164.8 ft) This value includes the statue and its base; the statue figure is 42 m without its base.

According to en.wikipedia


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