j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete
 
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.

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete 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.

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete 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. 

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete columns image © ignacio ysasi

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete underside of canopy images © ignacio ysasi

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete detail image © ignacio ysasi

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete intersecting parasols image © ignacio ysasi

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete viewing platform image © ignacio ysasi

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete aerial view of site image © fernando alda

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now completefloor plan / level 0 image courtesy of j. mayer h. architects

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete floor plan image courtesy of j. mayer h. architects

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete floor plan image courtesy of j. mayer h. architects

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete floor plan image courtesy of j. mayer h. architects

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete floor plan image courtesy of j. mayer h. architects

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete diagram of roofimage courtesy of j. mayer h. architects

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete section image courtesy of j. mayer h. architects

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete section image courtesy of j. mayer h. architects

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete section image courtesy of j. mayer h. architects

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete longitudinal section image courtesy of j. mayer h. architects

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete longitudinal section image courtesy of j. mayer h. architects

j. mayer h. architects: metropol parasol now complete longitudinal section image courtesy of j. mayer h. architects

  • No entiendo porqué todos los comentarios son en inglés, tratándose de una obra en España. Mi visión es que no importa si nos gusta o no a los que vemos estas imágenes digitales, sino los costos y beneficios sociales de la obra: la gente común usa más y mejor la plaza? o se trata de un lugar al que sólo acceden los bien vestidos y pudientes? Por las fotos, no parece haber un impacto negativo en el entorno, pero eso lo deben evaluar los usuarios.

    Graciela Pedemonte
  • I’m in awe of the city of Seville for doing something so bold and to all who designed, engineered and built such a stunning architectural feature. Whether Parisians love or hate the Eiffel tower, or however Aussies feel about the Sydney Opera House, they are undeniably cultural talking points and visitor attractions. The Metropol-Parasol jumps immediately into this league.

    Accoya-Me-More
  • i think most parisians still do not like the eiffel tower – especailly the recent light displays at night.

    jonas
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