List of largest buildings
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The lists in this article rank buildings from around the world by usable space (volume), footprint on the ground (area), and floor space (area), respectively. The term "building" used by these lists refers to single structures that are suitable for continuous human occupancy. There are a few exceptions which include factories and warehouses.
The Aerium near Berlin is the largest uninterrupted volume in the world, with Boeing's factory in Everett, Washington, United States the largest building in the world by volume and the Aalsmeer Flower Auction Building in Aalsmeer, Netherlands the largest in area footprint, while the New Century Global Center in Chengdu, China is the largest building in terms of total floor area.
Largest usable volume
This list ranks the buildings throughout the world with the largest usable space sorted by volume.
|1||Boeing Everett Factory||United States||Everett, Washington||398,000 m2 (4.3 million sq ft)||13.3 million m3 (472 million cu ft)||Boeing's assembly site for a selection of the company's largest aircraft, originally built for construction of the 747.|||
|2||Jean-Luc Lagardère Plant||France||Toulouse-Blagnac||122,500 m2 (1,320,000 sq ft)||5.6 million m3 (199 million cu ft)||The assembly hall of the Airbus A380, the world's largest airliner.|||
|3||Aerium||Germany||Halbe, Brandenburg||70,000 m2 (753,000 sq ft)||5.2 million m3 (184 million cu ft)||A hangar originally intended to house the construction of a giant airship, this building now houses an indoor theme park, called Tropical Islands Resort.|||
|4||Meyer Werft Dockhalle 2||Germany||Papenburg, Niedersachsen||63,000 m2 (678,000 sq ft)||4.72 million m3 (167 million cu ft)||Dry dock for construction of cruise ships.|||
|5||NASA Vehicle Assembly Building||United States||Brevard County, Florida||32,374 m2 (348,000 sq ft)||3.66 million m3 (130 million cu ft)||Originally built to enable simultaneous assembly and shelter for four Saturn V rockets.|||
|6||The O2||United Kingdom||London||104,634 m2 (1,126,270 sq ft)||2.79 million m3 (98.6 million cu ft)||An exhibition centre designed for the millennium and converted into an entertainment centre.|||
|7||Tesco Ireland Distribution Centre||Ireland||Donabate, Fingal||80,194 m2 (863,201 sq ft)||1.55 million m3 (54.83 million cu ft)||Large dry grocery distribution centre near Dublin. Opened in 2007 at a cost of €70 million.|||
|8||Target Import Warehouse||United States||Savannah, Georgia||187,664 m2 (2,020,000 sq ft)||1.5 million m3 (16.2 million cu ft)||Built to distribute imported product to internal Target distribution centers.|
|9||Austal USA (Module Manufacturing Facility)||United States||Mobile, Alabama||68,250 m2 (734,637 sq ft)||1.365 million m3 (48.204 million cu ft)||The facility is capable of constructing six large aluminium vessels such as the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and/or Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) per year.|||
|10||Hanover Fairground (Halls 3–9)||Germany||Hannover, Niedersachsen||114,535 m2||1.15 million m3||Largest exhibition ground in the world with 27 halls. Halls 1–2 and 10–27 are in separate adjacent buildings.|||
|11||National Exhibition Centre (Halls 1-5)||United Kingdom||Birmingham, West Midlands||186,000 m2||1.14 million m3||Large exhibition centre southeast of Birmingham. Halls 6-20 are in a separate building.|||
This list ranks the buildings throughout the world with the largest footprint on the ground.
|Name||Country||Place||Footprint||Length × width||Description||Map|
|1||Aalsmeer Flower Auction||Netherlands||Aalsmeer||518,000 m2||740 m x 700 m||The auction building of the flower auction in Aalsmeer.|||
|2||Tesla Factory||United States||Fremont, California||492,386 m2
(5.3 million sq ft)
|Automobile production facility of Tesla Motors.|
|3||Boeing Everett Factory||United States||Everett, Washington||398,000 m2||900 m x 495 m||Boeing's assembly site for a selection of the company's largest aircraft, originally built for construction of the 747.|||
|4||Michelin Distribution Center||United States||Spartanburg, South Carolina||371,612 m2
(4 million sq ft)
|336 m x 1097 m||Michelin's Distribution Center.|||
|5||Nike - North America Logistics Center||United States||Memphis, Tennessee||260,000 m2
(2.8 million sq ft)
|Nike's distribution center.|||
|6||John Deere North American Parts Distribution Center||United States||Milan, Illinois||2,650,000 sq ft (246,000 m2)||Distribution warehouse for John Deere parts.|||
|7||Mall of Dubai||United Arab Emirates||Dubai||5,400,000 sq ft (500,000 m2)|
|8||Mitsubishi Motors North America||United States||Normal, Illinois||220,000 m2||920 m x 200 m||Assembles the Mitsubishi Outlander|||
|9||Belvidere Assembly Plant||United States||Belvidere, Illinois||210,000 m2||700 m x 300 m||Assembles the Dodge Dart, Jeep Patriot, and Jeep Compass.|||
|10||New Century Global Center||China||Chengdu||200,000 m2||500 m x 400 m||"The Global Center will be home to business offices, hotels, theaters, high-end shopping malls, a faux Mediterranean village, family-themed attractions, university complexes and more."|||
|11||NASA Michoud Assembly Facility||United States||New Orleans, Louisiana||174,000 m2||Used for manufacture of Curtiss-Wright C-76 Caravan cargo aircraft, engines for Sherman tank & Patton tank, S-IB & S-IC stages for Saturn rocket, Space Shuttle External Tank.|||
|12||Target Import Warehouse||United States||Lacey, Washington||159,000 m2||1,060 m x 150 m||Built to distribute imported product to internal Target distribution centers.|||
|13||Jean-Luc Lagardère Plant||France||Toulouse-Blagnac||122,500 m2||470 m x 270 m||The assembly hall of the Airbus A380, the world's largest Airliner.|||
|14||Evrolend shop mall||Russia||Ivanovo||117,800 m2 (1,268,000 sq ft)||581,5 × 202,5 m||Built in 1960s to textile industrial combine|||
|15||Amazon Distribution Center||United States||Schertz, Texas||117,450 m2 (1,264,200 sq ft)||675 m x 174 m||Built to distribute products to Amazon customers|||
|16||Lauma Fabrics||Latvia||Liepāja, Latvia||115,645 m2 (1,244,790 sq ft)||229 m x 505 m||Lauma Fabrics is a manufacturing company which produces raw materials for lingerie production.|||
|17||The O2||United Kingdom||London||104,634 m2 (1,126,270 sq ft)||365 m diameter||An exhibition and entertainment centre.|
|18||amazon.de Logistics Centre||Germany||Bad Hersfeld, Hessen||89,380 m2||410 m x 218 m||Logistics center and warehouse for amazon.de.|||
Largest floor area
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This list ranks the top buildings throughout the world with the largest amount of floor area.
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This list of special categories includes a variety of buildings which are the largest of their type.
|Type of building||Name||Country||Place||Floor area||Volume|
|Department store||Shinsegae Centum City||South Korea||Busan||509,810 m2 (5,487,500 sq ft)|
|Industrial building||Boeing Everett Factory||United States||Everett, Washington||398,000 m2 (4.3 million sq ft)||13.3 million m3 (472 million cubic ft)|
|Legislature building||Palace of the Parliament||Romania||Bucharest||365,000 m2 (3.93 million sq ft)||2.55 million m3 (90 million cu ft)|
|Bus depot||Millennium Park Bus Depot||India||Delhi||305,265 m2 (3.6 million sq ft)|
|Courthouse||Istanbul Çağlayan Justice Palace||Turkey||Istanbul||300,000 m2 (3.0 million sq ft)|
|Bus terminal||Tel Aviv Central Bus Station||Israel||Tel Aviv||230,000 m2 (2.5 million sq ft)|
|Museum||Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre)||France||Paris||210,000 m2 (2,260,421 sq ft)|
|Current royal residence||Istana Nurul Iman||Brunei||Bandar Seri Begawan||200,000 m2 (2,152,782 sq ft)|
|Royal palace||Royal Palace of Caserta||Italy||Caserta||235,000 m2 (2,529,519 sq ft)||2 million m3 (70 million cu ft)|
|Shipbuilding hall||Meyer Werft Dockhalle 2||Germany||Papenburg||63,000 m2 (678,000 sq ft)||4.72 million m3 (167 million cu ft)|
|Hemispherical building||Ericsson Globe||Sweden||Stockholm||600,000 m3 (21 million cu ft)|
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