With Metropol Parasol, J. MAYER H. Architects have created a new landmark for the city of Seville. The design by the 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 Parasol signals an initial step in the dynamic development of cultural and commercial facilities at the heart of Seville.
Edited by Andre Santer and Andres Lepik
Texts by Tobias Cheung, Jan-Peter Koppitz, Andres Lepik, Volker Schmid, Alfredo Sánchez Monteseirín, Georges Teyssot, Anja Thurik and Thomas Wagner
Graphic Design: Saskia Helena Kruse, Managing Editors: Andre Santer and Wilko Hoffmann with Danny Te Kloese
English/Spanish, 2011. 160 pp., 166 color ills.
23.00 x 24.00 cm, softcover, available
ISBN 978-3-7757-2837-9 Hatje Cantz Verlag
EUR 29,80 | CHF 41,90