“Map of Vietnam” - The bamboo toothpick work created by the World’s biggest number of people

02-12-2023

(WorldKings) On December 2, 2023, in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), the World Records Union (WorldKings) officially awarded a new World Record certificate to “Map of Vietnam" - the bamboo toothpick artwork was conceived by architect & record holder Hoang Tuan Long. The work features 1,8m x 2,8m in size, is made of over 115.000 bamboo toothpicks, and attracted 11.898 participants over the course of 8 months in 10 locations in South, Central, and North Vietnam.

“Map of Vietnam” is a special artwork in the “Vietnamese Soul” collection conveying the "Connect, Pride, and Love”. The collection consists of two distinctive artworks: “Map of Vietnam” and “Dong Son Bronze Drum."

 

The “Map of Vietnam” artwork is 1.8m x 2.8m in size and made of more than 115,000 toothpicks, attracting 11,898 participants (photo: VietKings)

 

“Map of Vietnam" possesses a dimension of 1,8m x 2,8m and is made of over 115.000 bamboo toothpicks in the BOARC art style invented by Architect - Record holder Hoang Tuan Long. Between April 6 and November 12, 2023, Architect-Record Holder Hoang Tuan Long and his team embarked on a journey with the work, visiting 10 locations across South, Central, and North Vietnam, including schools, museums, pagodas, churches, festivals, public places, and Vietnamese Record Holders Meeting, attracting the participation of 11,898 people.

 

BOARC is a new art genre combining the precision laser cutting technique on Acrylic materials with Vietnamese traditional bamboo to create many spectacular models invented by Architect – Record holder Hoang Tuan Long. (Photo: BOARC)

 

The "Map of Vietnam” project was officially started at the 19th Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival in 2023. (photo: BOARC)

 

Over the course of the following eight months, 11,898 participants at 10 locations in North, Central, and South Vietnam gradually completed the work using 115,000 toothpicks. (photo: BOARC)

 

By engaging in this project, all participants contribute equally, with each individual contribution being important and everyone contributing to a shared sense of aesthetics. (photo: BOARC)

 

Architect - Record holder Hoang Tuan Long aspires for this project to enhance a love of national culture, geography, history, and art within each person, particularly students. Concurrently, the initiative will enhance the promotion of Vietnam via exceptional artwork.  Furthermore, the work will be auctioned off to support orphaned children via esteemed charitable groups in Vietnam upon its completion.

Following a lengthy working and appraisal procedure of Architect - Record Holder Hoang Tuan Long’s record registration dossier for "Map of Vietnam," the World Records Union (WorldKings) has officially awarded a new World Record to Architect - Record Holder Hoang Tuan Long, entitled: “The Author of “Map of Vietnam” - The bamboo toothpick work created by the biggest number of people in the World.”

 

The ceremony of awarding World Record certificates to Architect - Record Holder Hoang Tuan Long on December 02, 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City (photo: VietKings) 

 

Under the authorization of World Records Union - WorldKings, there were attendances of representatives of the Vietnam Record Association and Vietnam Records Organization (VietKings), includes: Mr.Tran Hoang – Chairman of the Vietnam Marketing Association, Standing Committee of the Vietnam Record-Setting Council; Mr. Duong Duy Lam Vien - General Secretary of the Vietnam Record Association, Director of the Vietnam Records Institute; Mrs. Vo Luu Lan Uyen - Deputy General Secretary of the Vietnam Records Organization (VietKings); Ms. Pham Thi Thanh Huyen - Deputy Head of International Division of Vietnam Records Organization (VietKings)

 

Representatives of the Vietnam Record Association andVietnam Records Organization attended the ceremony. (Photo: VietKings)

 

Ms. Pham Thi Thanh Huyen – Deputy Head of International Relation Division of Vietnam Records Organization announced the Authorization Letter from World Records Union (Photo: VietKings)

 

Mr.Tran Hoang – Chairman of the Vietnam Marketing Association, Standing Committee of the Vietnam Record-Setting Council, Mr. Duong Duy Lam Vien and  Ms. Pham Thi Thanh Huyen awarded the WorldKings certificates, a trophy and a medal to Architect - Record holder Hoang Tuan Long (in the middle) (Photo: Tuan Anh)

 

Representatives of VietKings and Architect - Record holder Hoang Tuan Long took photo with the “Map of Vietnam” artwork set a World Record (Photo: VietKings)

 

About Architect - Record holder Hoang Tuan Long

Architect - Record holder Hoang Tuan Long  (born 1974) is a brilliant architect with a passion for handmade products like character models and miniature landmarks. In 2015, he was the creator of a new art genre known as "BOARC." This art style combines BO - BAMBOO (the bamboo family is often used as construction materials) and ARC (including Acrylic-Mica, Art, and Architect).

With over a decade of innovation and diligent effort, he has executed numerous spectacular cultural heritage works in Vietnam and throughout the globe, including the One Pillar Pagoda, The Meridian Gate, Ben Thanh market, Tajmahal temple (India), Sheikh Zayed Mosque (Abu Dhabi), Capitol Palace (USA), etc. Every artwork requires a quantity of toothpicks ranging from thousand to several hundred thousand, finished within a timeframe of 3 to 6 months.

The BOARC artworks have been shown at several worldwide exhibitions, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore. The Ripley Believe it or Not Museum (the United States of American) is exhibiting two works which represent the US Congress House and the White House. Hoang Tuan Long is the only Vietnamese architect whose works are being shown at this museum.

 

Architect - Record holder Hoang Tuan Long was awarded World Record certificate from WorldKings and Asian Record certificate from Asia Book of Records (ABR) in 2020 and 2022, respectively. (photo: VietKings)

 

In 2020, Architect - Record holder Hoang Tuan Long set the first World Record as “The first person who created and build the miniature models of many famous architectural heritage works in the World by Boarc Art (combining bamboo toothpick material and modern laser-cut Mica pieces).”

In 2022, he continued establishing another Asia Record for “Mandala Universe” - A BOARC style bamboo toothpicks artwork made by maximum participants in Asia (379 people).

Some other outstanding BOARC artworks of Architect - Record holder Hoang Tuan Long:

 

 

 

 


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