It the world's biggest building measured by floor space. The Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington has the largest volume, and the Aalsmeer Flower Auction Building in Aalsmeer, Netherlands, has the largest footprint.
The centrepiece of the building is a 5,000 m2 (54,000 sq ft) artificial beach, a giant 150 by 40 m (490 by 130 ft) screen will form the horizon and offer sunrises and sunsets. The beach has a deck platform for seating for 6000 people. A US football field is 120 yards (109.7 meters) long by 53.3 (49 meters) yards wide. So LED screen is about 30% bigger than an American football field.
The warm rays which beam down on to the 5,000sq m beach come from an artificial sun that shines 24 hours a day using Japanese-invented specialised lighting technology that heats as well as illuminates the Paradise Isle Oceanic Park.
It also produces perfect sunrises and sunsets on a sophisticated LED display. At 150m in length and 40m in height the screen is the largest of its kind in the world and projects an “endless horizon” – an idyllic backdrop against which to surf the artificial waves before a “beach” party on the 7,000sq m deck which skirts the 400m-long stretch of fake coastline.
The marine theme begins on the outside of the building which has walls of blue glass and a wavy roof which is inspired by “sailing seagulls and undulating waves”. In the lobby artificial sea breezes waft through the 18-storey atrium and an entire wall is taken up with an aquarium which houses ocean fish and coral reefs.
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