Metropol Parasol by J. Mayer H.

“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.

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 J. Mayer H. // Metropol Parasol — Redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion in Seville, Spain | 2011

“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.

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A highly developed infrastructure helps to activate the square, making it an attractive destination for tourists and locals alike.

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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.

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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.

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“Metropol Parasols” mix-used character initiates a dynamic development for culture and commerce in the heart of Seville and beyond.

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