The construction of j. mayer h. architects, ‘Metropol parasol‘, a project that is now complete. Set to open on march 27th, the concrete and parasol structure will become an icon and urban center for Seville, articulating the city as a cultural destination.
The largely open-air volume houses a variety of programs, including a museum, farmers market, elevated plaza and restaurant, and is intended as a place that will activate the public square, making it attractive for both tourists and locals.
A dense fabric of organically woven and undulating panels compose the space and starkly contrast the medieval environment that surrounds it. Realized as one of the largest and most innovative timber constructions of our time, the parasols grow out of the archaeological site into a contemporary landmark and symbol that defines the integration of tradition and modernism.