World’s biggest building opens in China – and the 19million sq ft complex is so huge it comes with its own artificial sun
- New Century Global Center is the world’s largest freestanding building
- Fits shopping centres, hotels, a water park and a village on 19m sq.ft
- The 100metre high glass ceiling comes with its own artificial sun
The New Century Global Center in Chengdu, Sichuan province, is a staggering 19million sq.ft. and contains shopping centres, a Mediterranean village, a water park, an ice-skating rink, and multiple hotels.
However, visitors to the glass panelled building need not worry about the weather as the giant complex will have its own artificial sun.
The building is 500 metres long, 400 metres wide and 100 metres high, reports said.
According to Chinese officials, the New Century Global Center is the largest freestanding building in the world, and took three years to complete.
He added that the artificial sun built inside the building will provide light and heat 24 hours a day for shoppers exploring the around 400,000 sq. metres of boutiques and stores.
The building sits directly opposite the Chengdu Contemporary Arts Centre, designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, at the heart of a booming area of Chengdu.