Metropol Parasol – Seville Plaza, Plaza de la Encarnacion

Metropol Parasol Building, Seville Architecture, Photos, Architect, Design

Metropol Parasol – Arquitectura España : Seville Market Hall

Seville Parasol building – design by J. MAYER H. Architects

31 Jan 2013

Metropol Parasol – Mies van der Rohe Awards Finalist

Metropol Parasol Sevilla Nominated for Major European Award

Design: J. MAYER H. architects

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photos : David Franck

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the five finalists who will compete for the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. Metropol Parasol Seville is one of the five nominated buildings. In total, 335 works in 37 European countries were nominated for the award.

Mies van der Rohe Awards 2013 – Shortlisted building

4 Jul 2012

Metropol Parasol Seville – Award

red dot award “best of the best” for Metropol Parasol

“Metropol Parasol”, the Redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville received the red dot award “best of the best” 2012 for the highest design quality, expressing innovation in form and function in an outstanding manner.

Photos of completed Metropol Parasol:

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photos : Fernando Alda

Designed by J. MAYER H. architects, this project has already become the new landmark 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.

Completion photos of Seville Market Hall by architect Gonzalo Navarro for e-architect:

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photos : Gonzalo Navarro

26 Apr 2011

Metropol Parasol Seville

April 2011 marks the completion of Metropol Parasol, the Redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville. Design by J. MAYER H. architects

Completion photos of Seville Market Hall by architect Gonzalo Navarro for e-architect:

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photos : Gonzalo Navarro

Comments / photos for the Metropol Parasol Sevilla welcome

24 Mar 2011

Metropol Parasol Seville

Opening Ceremony of Metropol Parasol

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photos : Ignacio Ysasi

March 27th, 2011 marks the opening of Metropol Parasol, the Redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, while the final completion of the project is scheduled for April 2011. 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. 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.

Sevilla Parasol
photo : Fernando Alda

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.

Metropol Parasol Seville
photo : Angel Vilches

Metropol Parasol Seville – Building Information

International Competition: 1st Prize, 2004
Project: 2004-11
Opening: Mar 27 2011
Completion: Apr 2011

Client: Ayuntamiento de Sevilla and SACYR
Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
Technical Consultant and Multidisciplinary Engineers for Realization: Arup Timber Construction Company: Finnforest-Merk GmbH, Aichach

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images from architect

Parasol photos: Fernando Alda, Ignacio Ysasi, Angel Vilches

2 + 3 Mar 2011

Metropol Parasol Sevilla

Photos of the extraordinary Seville Market Hall – ‘floating waffle’ parasol forms known locally as ‘mushrooms’ or ‘egg-trays’ – by architect Gonzalo Navarro taken on 2 + 3 Mar,
exclusive to e-architect:

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21 Dec 2010

Metropol Parasol Sevilla

Opening of the Market Hall – Metropol Parasol
Seville, Spain

A celebration was held on Sunday, December 19th to mark the partial completion of the Metropol Parasol project. Festivities began with the opening of the market hall. The majority of the Parasol’s wooden construction has now been erected. Full completion of the parasols project is planned for March/April 2011.

The parasols project becomes the new icon for Sevilla, a place of identification and to articulate Sevilla’s role as one of Spains 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 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.

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images from architect

The 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.

Metropol Parasol : Background Information

Redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion
Seville, Spain
2007-11
Design: J. MAYER H. Architects

Metropol Parasol – further information

Metropol Parasol
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Seville Metropol Parasol Building design : Jürgen Mayer H Architects

Metropol Parasols Seville images / information from : Jürgen Mayer H Architects


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