J. MAYER H. Metropol Parasol

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J. MAYER H. Metropol Parasol

Edited by Andre Santer, Andres Lepik, Texts by Tobias Cheung, Jan-Peter Koppitz, Andres Lepik, Volker Schmid, Alfredo Sánchez Monteseirín, Georges Teyssot, Anja Thurik, Thomas Wagner, graphic design by Saskia Helena Kruse
English, Spanish
2011. 160 pp., 166 color ills.
24.10 x 27.20 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2837-9

A spectacular architectural project in the historic district of Seville

Announced as finalist for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2013

With Metropol Parasol, J. MAYER H. Architects have created a new landmark for the city of Seville. The design by the renowned architectural office received first prize in the competition for the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnación at the center of the medieval district of the capital of Andalusia. Metropol Parasol has the potential to turn the Plaza into a new, contemporary urban center in a quarter that was long neglected. The building complex, with its large, parasol-like structures, contains a museum featuring archeological finds in the basement; an indoor market on the ground floor; an elevated square for events, bars, restaurants; and a panoramic walkway on the roof of the parasol. The multifunctional Metropol Parasolsignals an initial step in the dynamic development of cultural and commercial facilities at the heart of Seville.