Metropol Parasol
"Metropol Parasol", the Redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, designed by J. MAYER H. architects, becomes the new icon for Seville, - a place of identification and to articulate Seville's role as one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations. "Metropol Parasol" explores the potential of the Plaza de la Encarnacion to become the new contemporary urban centre. Its role as a unique urban space within the dense fabric of the medieval inner city of Seville allows for a great variety of activities such as memory, leisure and commerce. A highly developed infrastructure helps to activate the square, making it an attractive destination for tourists and locals alike.  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, as well as a panorama terrace on the very top of the parasols. Realized as one of the largest and most innovative bonded timber-constructions with a polyurethane coating, the parasols grow out of the archaeological excavation site into a contemporary landmark, defining a unique relationship between the historical and the contemporary city. "Metropol Parasols" mix-used character initiates a dynamic development for culture and commerce in the heart of Seville and beyond.  
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    Amazing piece of engoneering and architecture, which manages to fit into its existing context in ways that you just wouldnt imagine from seeing the pictures. Loved it, Best thing about it (apart from the visible enginering, which is so surprising close up) is the fact that it suits the local space with cafes and viewing platform, but also open spaces and planting that are well used by local kids. And the preservation of the Roman remains underneath the new structure is really impressive. This place is everything the Pompidu (Sp?) Centre in Paris fails to be: a dramatic, uncompromised piece of modern enginering that works with and suits its context and suits the local people. Loved it!
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