Metropol Parasol Spain by J. MAYER H. Architects

one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations

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从天而降,抑或拔地而起??西班牙 塞维利亚 德拉恩卡纳西翁广场重建

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“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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由J. MAYER H. Architects设计的大都市阳伞成为了塞维利亚的标志,一个世界上最迷人的文化景点。大都市阳伞期望把德拉恩卡纳西翁广场变成当代城市新中心。其独特的空间下可以引发许多活动,比如休闲和商业,并配备完善的基础设施,成为当地人和游客的向往之地。


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Metropol Parasol
Redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion, Seville, Spain

Client: Ayuntamiento de Sevilla und SACYR
Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
Project Architect:  Jürgen Mayer H.,  Andre Santer,  Marta Ramírez Iglesias
Project Team: Ana Alonso de la Varga, Jan-Christoph Stockebrand, Marcus Blum, Paul Angelier,
Hans Schneider, Thorsten Blatter, Wilko Hoffmann, Claudia Marcinowski, Sebastian Finckh,
Alessandra Raponi, Olivier Jacques, Nai Huei Wang, Dirk Blomeyer (Management Consultant 1st Phase)

Competition Team:  Jürgen Mayer H, Dominik Schwarzer, Wilko Hoffmann, Ingmar Schmidt,
Jan-Christoph Stockebrand, Julia Neitzel, Klaus Küppers, Georg Schmidthals, Andre Santer,
Daria Trovato

Technical Support for Plants – Competition 2nd Phase only: Coqui-Malachowska-Coqui with Thomas Waldau
Technical Consultant and Multidisciplinary Engineers for Realization: Arup
Project Manager: Jose de la Peña, Jan-Peter Koppitz
Project Team Statics: Romain Buffat, Kayin Dawoodi, Steffen Janitz, Andres Garzón, Enrique González,
Carlos Merino, Estrella Morato, Victor Rodríguez Izquierdo, Volker Schmid
Project Team Building Services: Salvador Castilla, Alborada Delgado, Marta Figueruelo Calvo
Project Team Fire Protection: George Faller, Benjamin Barry-Otsoa, Jimmy Jonsson
Timber engineering and detail design: Finnforest

Angel Vilches

Ignacio Ysasi
Fernando Alda  more photos 

Plexi-Model: Werk 5, Photographer: Uwe Walter
Timber-Model: Finnforest
International Competition: 1. Prize, 2004
Project: 2004-2011
Opening: March 2011
Completion: April 2011

Permanent Collection of Museum of Modern Art, NY and Staatliche Museen zu Berlin,
Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin
Permanent Collection of DAM, Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt, Germany
Holcim Award, 2005, Winner Europe Bronze for Sustainable Construction

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