Keywords Change this

Wood, Superstructure

Project timeline

2005 – 2011


Mixed Use

Location Change this

La Encarnación
41003 Seville

Architect Change this


Andre Santer (Project Architect), Marta Ramírez Iglesias (Project Architect), Ana Alonso de la Varga, Jan-Christoph Stockebrand, Marcus Blum, Paul Angelier, Hans Schneider, Thorsten Blatter, Wilko Hoffmann, Claudia Marcinowski, Sebastian Finckh, Alessandra Raponi, Olivier Jacques, Nai Huei Wang, Dirk Blomeyer

Client Change this

Ayuntamiento de Sevilla und SACYR

Partners Change this

Structural engineers

Metropol Parasol Change this

Seville, Spain
by Jürgen Mayer H. Change this
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Description Change this

Designed by J. Mayer H. architects, this project becomes a dominant sign for Seville, – a place of identification and to articulate Seville’s role as one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations. The aim of the architects was that the new design explores the potential of the Plaza de la Encarnacion to become the new contemporary urban centre.

Its role as a unique urban space within the dense fabric of the medieval inner city of Seville allows for a variety of activities such as memory, leisure and commerce. A highly developed infrastructure helps to activate the square, making it an attractive destination for tourists and locals alike.

The Metropol Parasol scheme with its impressive timber structures offers an archaeological museum, 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.

Realized as one of the largest and most innovative bonded timber-constructions with a polyurethane coating, the parasols grow out of the archaeological excavation site into a contemporary landmark, defining a unique relationship between the historical and the contemporary city. Metropol Parasols mix-used character initiates a dynamic development for culture and commerce in the heart of Seville and beyond.


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