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j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete
mar 25, 2011
j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete


‘metropol parasol’ by j. mayer h. architects, seville, spain
image © ignacio ysasi

designboom has been closely following the construction of j. mayer h. architects,
‘metropol parasol’, a project that is now complete. set to open on march 27th,
the concrete and parasol structure will become an icon and urban center for seville,
articulating the city as a cultural destination.


overall structure
image © ignacio ysasi

the largely open-air volume houses a variety of programs, including a museum,
farmers market, elevated plaza and restaurant, and is intended as a place that will
activate the public square, making it attractive for both tourists and locals.


entrance
image © angel vilches

a dense fabric of organically woven and undulating panels compose the space and
starkly contrast the medieval environment that surrounds it. realized as one of the
largest and most innovative timber constructions of our time, the parasols grow out
of the archaeological site into a contemporary landmark and symbol that defines the
integration of tradition and modernism. 


columns
image © ignacio ysasi


underside of canopy
images © ignacio ysasi


detail
image © ignacio ysasi


intersecting parasols
image © ignacio ysasi


viewing platform
image © ignacio ysasi


aerial view of site
image © fernando alda



floor plan / level 0
image courtesy of j. mayer h. architects


floor plan
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floor plan
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floor plan
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floor plan
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diagram of roof

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section
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section
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section
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longitudinal section
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longitudinal section
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longitudinal section
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