Edited by: Enrico Mancini firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Chengdu, China
Architecture: Century Global Center
Proofreading: Bianca Baroni
You can now visit the largest building on the planet earth in (take a guess…) China.
The Century Global Center of Chengdu measures 500 x 400 meters and it’s 100 meters high; that means that the Pentagon fits three times in it and twenty times the Sydney Opera House.
It stands in front of (take a guess…) Zaha Hadid’s new Century City Art Centre and, basically, can provide visitors literally anything their heart desires: an abundance of high-end shopping outlets, cinemas, office space, conference centers, two five star hotels, a university complex and (hold tight) a replica Mediterranean village.
Aside of that, the most amazing feature of this complex is a 5000 squared meters artificial sand beach, along of a salted sea with the highest artificial waves human being can provide.
If you think that that’s outrageous enough, they don’t, because everything is illuminated by a 150 meters wide and 40 meters high gigantic LED screen that simulates the horizon and offers on-demand sunrises, clouds and romantic sunsets.
This is just the last icon of a war that is fighting between world’s super economies like the United Arab Emirates or China. A war that for us may look as fascinating as ridiculous, but that we must not underrate labeling it as a fight between two newly rich child.
It will foreshadow tomorrow’s building design.
Ops, I forgot to say, there’s also a full scale pirate ship replica in there.