China Plans World’s Biggest Standalone Complex

20 October 2010 (Last Updated October 20th, 2010 18:30)

China-based Exhibition and Travel Group has unveiled plans to build the world's biggest standalone structure in Chengdu next year. The complex will comprise three elements - the New Century City World Centre, the Central Plaza and the New Century Contemporary Art Centre (NECCAC).

China-based Exhibition and Travel Group has unveiled plans to build the world's biggest standalone structure in Chengdu next year.

The complex will comprise three elements - the New Century City World Centre, the Central Plaza and the New Century Contemporary Art Centre (NECCAC).

The standalone structure will feature two 1,000-room five-star hotels and 300,000m² of retail space, an ice-skating rink, a theatre, game arcades, and a 20,000-capacity marine park with 400m of coastline and 5,000m² of beach with a coastal town.

The entire complex will be designed with a Mediterranean, seaside theme and pathways will feature musical water fountains, LED underwater lights and digital technology.

The NECCAC, to be designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, will feature a 30,000m² museum, a 12,000m² exhibition hall, and an 1,800-seat grand theatre.

The project is slated for completion in 2012, according to gochengdoo.com.