Top 5 Largest Buildings in the World By Usable Space
This is the list top 5 largest building in the world by usable space. This ranks buildings from around the world by usable space (volume) and floor space (area). The term “building” used by this list refers to single structures that are suitable for continuous human occupancy. There are a few exceptions which include factories and warehouses.
5. Meyer Werft – 63,000 m² (678,000 sq ft)
The Meyer Werft is one of the remaining large German shipyards, headquartered in Papenburg. Since 1997, it has been part of the Meyer Neptun Group together with Neptun Werft in Rostock. Meyer is one of the largest building and most modern shipyards in the world with 2300 employees, and home to the by far largest roofed dry docks in the world. The first covered dock was inaugurated in 1987 and was 370 meters long, 101,5 meters wide and 60 meters high.
4. Aerium – 70,000 m² (753,000 sq ft)
Tropical Islands Resort is an artificial tropical resort in Krausnick, Germany. The resort is located in Briesen/Brand, part of Halbe in Dahme-Spreewald, Brandenburg, Germany, about 60 km (37 mi) south-southeast of Berlin. At 5.5 million m³ (194 million ft³), it stands as one of the largest buildings on Earth by volume, and is the world’s largest single hall without supporting pillars inside. The hangar cost €78 million and was originally commissioned by Cargolifter AG as an airship hangar named Aerium, the largest building.
3. Jean-Luc Lagardère Plant – 122,500 m² (1,320,000 sq ft)
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, a subsidiary of EADS. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner. Many airports had to modify and improve their facilities to accommodate it. Designed to challenge Boeing’s monopoly in the large-aircraft market, the A380 made its maiden flight on 27 April 2005 and entered initial commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines. The aircraft was known as the Airbus A3XX during much of its development, before receiving the A380 designation and there’s largest building.
2. Import Warehouse – 185,800 m² (2,000,000 sq ft)
A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods and the largest building. Warehouses are used by manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, etc. They are usually large plain buildings in industrial areas of cities and towns. They usually have loading docks to load and unload goods from trucks.
1. Boeing Everett Factory – 398,000 m² (4.3 million sq ft)
The Boeing Everett Factory, in Everett, Washington, is an airplane assembly building owned by Boeing. Located on the northeast corner of Paine Field, it is the largest building in the world by volume at 13,385,378 m3 (472,370,319 cu ft) and covers 399,480 m2 (98.3 acres). Across the airport to the west is The Boeing Store, a theater, and Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, which runs factory tours. This is the largest building.