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BUILDING
 
 
Metropol Parasol
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DESIGNER
 
 
J. Mayer H.
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DESCRIPTION
 
J. Mayer H. Metropol Parasol SevilleThe project becomes the new icon for Sevilla, - a place of identification and to articulate Sevillas role as one of Spains most fascinating cultural destinations. "Metropol Parasol" explores the potential of the Plaza de la Encarnación to become the new contemporary urban centre. Its role as a unique urban space within the dense fabric of the medieval inner city of Sevilla 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.

J. Mayer H. Metropol Parasol SevilleThe "Metropol Parasol" scheme with its large structures offers an archeological site, 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 an innovative timber-construction with a polyurethan coating, the parasols grow out of the archeological excavation site into a contemporary landmark. The columns become prominent points of access to the museum below as well as to the plaza and panorama deck above, defining a unique relationship between the historical and the contemporary city. "Metropol Parasols" mixused character initiates a dynamic development for culture and commerce in the heart of Sevilla.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Spain [España]
Region
Andalusia [Andalucía]
Province
Seville [Sevilla]
Town
Seville [Sevilla]
Address
Plaza de la Encarnación
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Museums and buildings for exhibitions
Archaeology museums
Commercial buildings
Markets
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Structures for public areas
Panoramic structures, belvederes
Other architectural structures
Roofs, casings

TOWN PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
Urban design and urban renovation
Squares and open areas
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
Restaurants
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2005 - 2010     project winner of competition
Realisation
2007 - 2011
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Cristina Donati, "Una piazza coperta, che è anche museo, mercato, schermatura solare e belvedere. A Siviglia nel cuore del quartiere medievale, firmato Jürgen Mayer H. Architekten", Modulo 373, novembre-dicembre 2011, pp. 1014-1024
"Modulo lo chiede a Jürgen Mayer progettista", Modulo 373, novembre-dicembre 2011, p.  1024 (1014-1024)
Metropol Parasol SevilleAndre Santer, Andres Lepik, (ed.), J. Mayer H.. Metropol Parasol, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011
Gonzalo Herrero Delicado, Maria Jose Marcos, "Not exactly mushrooming", A10 new European architecture 34, july-august 2010, pp. 4-6
Roland Pawlitschko, "Metropol Parasol - Stadtlandschaft in Sevilla/Metropolis Parasol - Cityscape in Seville", Detail 12/2007 [Digital Details/Détails numériques/Digitale], "Berichte/Reports" pp. 1444-1445
Kieran Long, "Jurgen Mayer H", Icon 47, may 2007, p. 106 (100-106)
"Una piazza multifunzione/In Sevilla", L'Arca 205, luglio-agosto/july-august 2005, "l'Arca2" p. 89
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
Inspired by Architecture
Visiting unique & famous architectures in Europe.
Spot by Panasonic, 2014

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CLIENT
 
 
Ayuntamiento de Sevilla and SACYR
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Lenght
m. 150
Widht
m. 75
Height
m. 28
Floors
4 levels
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STRUCTURES
 
 
ARUP GmbH
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STAFF
 
Design team
Initial design phase
Jürgen Mayer H., Dominik Schwarzer, Wilko Hoffmann, Ingmar Schmidt, Jan-Christoph Stockebrand, Julia Neitzel, Klaus Küppers, Georg Schmidthals, Daria Trovato
Detailed design phase
Jürgen Mayer H., Andre Santer, Marta Ramírez Iglesias, Jan-Christoph Stockebrand, Marcus Blum, Ana Alonso de la Varga, Paul Angelier, Hans Schneider, Thorsten Blatter, Wilko Hoffmann, Claudia Marcinowski, Sebastian Finckh, Alessandra Raponi, Olivier Jacques, Nai Huei Wang
Plastic models, rendering
Plexi-Model
Werk 5
Timber-Model
Finnforest Merk
Construction management
Dirk Blomeyer
Consultant
Technical Consultant for Competition 2nd phase only and Multidisciplinary Engineers for Realization
ARUP GmbH
Technical Support for Plants – Competition 2nd Phase only
Coqui-Malachowska-Coqui with Thomas Waldau
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CREDITS
 
 
Photo © David Franck
Drawing © J. MAYER H. Architects
Text edited by J. MAYER H. Architects
Courtesy by J. MAYER H. Architects

J. Mayer H. Architects Metropol Parasol Seville



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