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Geometrical exuberance and Glue (Spania 28 Sevilla7)

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Countless residents and tourists pass beneath the Metropol Parasol daily. They frequent its market and shops and its podium, which holds concerts and events. They even walk on it, marching along an undulating skyway as if floating on a field of magic mushrooms. It looks terribly fun. There’s one hitch, though: The whole thing’s held together by glue. Glue!
Jurgen Mayer H. Architects goal with Metropol Parasol’s neutral tone was to help harmonize the stark contrast of the ultra-modern structure with the medieval surroundings of Seville. Stairways and storefronts sit below the wooden parasols, which form the largest wooden structure in the world. The innovative structure is made from bonded timber with a polyurethane coating.
The actual site was originally slated to become a parking garage, but after excavations revealed archeological findings, the city of Seville decided to make the site a museum and community center. Metropol Parasol now houses said museum, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, and a restaurant, most of which are open-air. The elevated rooftop promenades located on top of the parasols, offer visitors amazing views of the city.


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