Metropol Parasol by J. MAYER H. Architects
J. MAYER H. Architects
Competition: April 2011
The Plaza de la Encarnacíon is an icon for both Spanish citizens and visitors. Its redevelopment was of the upmost importance, to further establish Seville as a cultural epicenter. The structure’s modern design allows for an uncompromising distinction from the ancient city.
J. Mayer H. Architects are known for their creative use of architectural materials. From building exteriors to installation pieces, they generate unique and futuristic designs. This one piece in particular exemplifies innovation and a visionary use of timber.
The structure, known as “Metropol Parasol,” is made entirely of bonded-timber and at the top of every parasol is a 'panorama terrace' that overlooks the city of Seville.
"The 'Metropol Parasol' scheme with its impressive timber structures offers an archaeological museum, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants underneath and inside the parasols…"
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