DORODESIGN likes: The World’s largest building opens in China

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China is good at creating big things – from wind farms and rubber ducks to gigantic batteries. The latest super-sized project to spring up in the nation is the largest free standing building in the world – the New Century Global Center. The new super-building is 100 meters high, 500 meters long and 400 meters wide, with a floor space of 1.7 million square meters. That’s big enough to house 20 Sydney Opera Houses, or three times larger than The Pentagon.

The area is set to become a new economic and cultural capital in western China.

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The New Century Global Center is located in Chengdu, which is the capital of the Sichuan province in southwestern China. The building, which opened this week, will play host to a wide range of business offices, hotels, theaters, shopping malls, a faux Mediterranean village and family-themed attractions such as a water park called Paradise Island.

The building is designed to be the crown jewel of a newly rejuvenated area of Chengdu called Tainfu New District. Chengdu’s subway line is being expanded to serve the new district, and a new airport is expected to be constructed by 2020, transforming the area into the new economic and cultural capital of western China.

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Via World Architecture News

Photos by Entertainment and Travel Group

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