Monday, June 8, 2009

metropol parasol

construction is underway for 'metropol parasol' designed by Jurgen Mayer H. The project was the winning entry in a 2004 design competition to redevelop the Plaza de la Encarnacion in Seville, Spain. the competition entry is an attempt to create a new contemporary urban center that provides an archeological site, a farmers market, public gathering space and numerous commercial venues. the structure, which, once complete, will be on of the world's largest timber-frame constructs, is scheduled to be complete in late 2009. the form itself seems to grow from the cityscape below and spreads out overhead creating a canopy that weaves it's way through the plaza. serving as both facility nodes and as vertical circulation, the large columns speak of the connection between earth and sky, historic and contemporary, past, present, and future. swiped from designboom

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