The world’s largest building opened up in Chengdu this week, the Telegraph reports.
The New Century Global Center located in Chengdu, Sichuan, is a massive 500 meters long, 400 meters wide, and 100 meters high. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, it’s big enough to fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses or about four Vatican Cities.
The building’s designers seem to have placed more emphasis on size than on purpose; the monstrosity can’t seem to decide what the hell it’s supposed to hold. It currently boasts a water park, shopping centers, offices, hotels and a fake Mediterranean village, in line with China’s tendency to imitate European architecture. It even hosts an artificial sun.
Last month a group in China announced that they planned to build the world’s tallest building, and in May it was announced that the world’s tallest dam would be built in the country as well.
See other images of the building on Quartz.
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