I have always been very interested in architecture, but the type that really interests me, are the buildings that are almost epic in scale. I really love to see the modern marvels of the world and it’s pretty much my life goal to build one.

If you're anything like me, seeing these buildings in their full glory brings a tear to my eye!

Originally Posted: 16th July 2009
Updated: 10th June 2019

Here are the 10 biggest buildings of the world organised by number of square metres (floor area rather than height).

  1. 1 New Century Global Center, China


    The New Century Global Center in China opened in early 2013 and boasts the worlds largest amount of floor space at a total of 1,760,000 m2.

    Of the 1.76 million square metres of space, 400,000 m2 is dedicated to shopping, while the rest hosts a university complex, hotels, cinemas, swimming centres, patio heaters, houses, office and so much more!


  2. 2 Dubai International Airport - Terminal 3, UAE


    Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 is the single largest building in the world by floor space. The building contains 97 escalators, 157 lifts, 180 check-in counters, 2,600 car-parking spaces and has a floor area of 1,713,000 m².

    The entire airport services roughly 90 million passengers a year (2018 figures) and is the 3rd largest airport by passenger volume in the world. Trailing only Atlanta International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport.

  3. 3 Abraj Al Bait, Mecca, Saudi Arabia


    Finished in 2011, the Abraj al Bait is a collection of 7 towers with the tallest (The Makkah Royal Clock Tower) standing at a tremendous 601 metres tall!

    These buildings are host to a varity of venues, including hotels, shops and a hospital just to name a few. In total the 7 buildings sprawl out over a total of 1,575,815 m2 making this the 3rd largest building in the whole world.

  4. 4 CentralwOrld, Bangkok, Thailand


    If shopping is your thing, then look no further than the absolutely massive CentralwOrld in Bangkok, Thailand. Spread over 1,024,000 m2 this building was originally opened in 1990 but the CentralwOrld section opened later in 2001.

  5. 5 Aalsmeer Flower Auction, Netherlands


    Aaalsmeer Flower Auction is the second largest building in the world. Every day, nearly 20 million flowers from around the world are traded inside this humongous Dutch facility. It has a floor area of about 990,000 m².


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