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Olympic Athlete Village made out of 140,000 playing cards

A 33 year-old American cardstacking expert builds a replica of the Beijing Olympics village using playing cards

Bryan Berg, with his ephemeral building.
Bryan Berg, with his ephemeral building.
Bryan Berg, with his ephemeral building. Berg building the Nest Bird Stadium The expert cardstacker at work Berg in front of his 2007 World Record project The Olympic Athlete Village and the two most emblematic stadiums, the whole lot.
Celebrating the end of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, after two weeks of hard competition, we are rescuing one of the inaugural side-events.

Bryan Berg, from Iowa, USA, a qualified architect and designer, drinks coffee and makes a living building houses out of… playing cards.

You are hired!

Bryan was hired by a few companies to make things such us reproducing the Beijing Olympic Village using playing cards.

The guy spent 20 days piling up 140,000 cards -no glue, no tricks- until he achieved the assignment. This time, the project includes the use of lighting within the card buildings.

The sports complex built in playing cards featured landmark towers –the tallest one of them was over nine feet– such as the Bird Nest stadium, the Water Cube, and the National Aquatics Centre.


Obviously, he broke again the world record, the Guinness Record. Again, ‘cause Berg set a record at 17!; at the early age of 8 his dad showed him how fun could it be “this” game.

He broke the Guinness World Record for the World’s Tallest House of Cards in 1992, with a tower fourteen feet, 6" tall.

Even the people at Guinness had to create a new record category in 2004 for the “World's Largest House of Cards” to recognize Berg’s replica of Cinderella's Castle that he built for Walt Disney World.

Music Star

Now, just out of curiosity: the guy appeared on the video for the track Time Won't Let Me Go of the second album of the NY band The Bravery, The Sun and the Moon of 2007.

You can watch it at Bryan Berg. Now that you are there, don’t miss out the video of the Washington Capitol building process.
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