The World’s Largest Building Opens In China

The World’s Largest Building Opens In China
Arts & Culture

The New Century Global Center is three times larger than the Pentagon and large enough to fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 3 july 2013

Where in the world can you find a building massive enough to fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses? The answer stands in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in China.

The New Century Global Center is the world’s newest largest freestanding building. It stands a hundred meters high, 400 meters wide, and 500 meters long. It has a floor space of 1.7 million square meters. It is said to be three times larger than the Pentagon.

The building opened last week and houses a range of business offices, shopping malls, hotels, theaters, and even a faux Mediterranean village. There are also family-oriented attractions like a water park called the Paradise Island.

The new building is located in the Tainfu New District, an area that has modernized, perhaps as part of efforts to create a new economic and cultural capital in that part of China. The subway line is also being expanded to cater to the new district and there are plans of a new airport to open in 2020.


Video via GoChengdoo


More in retail


Self-Driving Shuttle Drives People Around In This Solar-Powered Town

Babcock Ranch is completely run by solar power and is now using a driverless shuttle to help residents get around

19 October 2017

How Sustainable Sneakers Won The Fashion Seal Of Approval

Veja trainers are a lesson in how ethical clothing can also be cool

19 October 2017

The Latest


To move beyond novelty activations and one-time gimmicks, PSFK equips marketers with the insights, templates and analytics to develop high-reach campaigns that meet consumers in the moment, collect and build upon experiential data, and build scale through content creation.

October 18, 2017

Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man and How To Be Alive, divulges the one thing that the majority of happy, successful people have in common

September 27, 2017
No search results found.