Project: Metropol Parasol Redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion, Seville, Spain Function: archeological site, farmers market, elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants Site area: 18,000 square meters Building area: 5,000 square meters Total floor Area: 12,670 square meters Number of floors: 4 Height of the building: 28.50 meters Structure: concrete, timber and steel Principal Exterior: timber and granite Principal interior material: concrete, granite and steel Designing period: 2004-2005 Construction period: 2005-2011 Building/Cost: 90 Million Euro
What is there not to like about Metropol Parasol? The waffle-like crown structure in Seville, Spain has been finally completed in April 2011 after a competition held by the city of Seville in 2004. Located at Plaza de la Encarnacion, the stunning sequence of undulating parasols comprises the world's largest wooden structure. The Metropol Parasol project was part of the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon, designed by J. MAYER H. Architects, this project 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.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
11 responses to "The World’s Largest Wooden Structure"
Great but in wrong place.Seville is stunning, this structure detracts from that. Looking at the city from above, the area around this structure in particular, what's missing is 'green'. Trees should have gone there...and a large lawn...where the ladies of Seville could lay in sun..possibly a little cafe, i could sit outside with a latte...and watch..