20 Million Sq Ft: World’s Biggest Building Opens in China
Article by Urbanist, filed under Offices & Commercial in the Architecture category.

biggest building record breaking

Night never comes to this massive complex newly constructed in China.┬áComplete with its own artificial sun (as well as beaches and waves), the world’s largest structure is not a skyscraper but a building both horizontally and vertically vast.

worlds biggest building design

biggest building night view

The New Century Global Center in Chengdu, Sichuan, has offices, shops and five-star hotels as you might expect, but it also has simulated exterior spaces with LED screens depicting views of artificial horizons as well as theaters, amusement park rides and an Olympic-sized ice skating rink.

worlds biggest interior space

Its square footage is hard to fathom, even in meters (1.7 million square), so its creators have come up with another way to visualize the enormity of the space: you could fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses inside of it, 3 copies of the Pentagon or 329 football fields.

worlds largest building china

Critics call it boring and massive, but fans admire its relative simplicity and highlight its variegated interior experiences. Though basically minimal overall, a thick and wavy roof line helps define it and provides a way to brand and identify it as both a Chinese structure and potentially iconic symbol.

Comment on Facebook
submit to reddit
Architecture Art Design Global Technology Archives Categories Galleries
See more in Architecture or Offices & Commercial: