The Berlin based architectural practice around Jürgen Mayer H. is about to complete a new icon for the Anadalusian capital Sevilla. The recent opening of the market hall marked the partial completion of the comprehensive project. 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.
The majority of the Parasol’s wooden construction has now been erected. Full completion of the project is planned for March/April 2011.
“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.”