domingo, 1 de mayo de 2011
Metropol Parasol was given this contemporary organic design to explore the potential that the Plaza de la Encarnacion becomes the new fashionable, modern-day urban center. The Metropol Parasol’s function as a unique organic urban space within the crowded and dense fabric of the medieval city center of Seville allows for a variety of activities to be performed. The exceedingly developed infrastructure aids in triggering the movement at the square, thus transforming it into a hive of activity –a social and cultural hub where both residents, visitors and tourists can gather under the architecturally motivating ‘crown-like waffle’.
The Metropol Parasol scheme with its imposing timber structure offers a range of attractions and amenities to be used by the public. Such functions include an archaeological museum, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, and multiple bars and restaurants underneath and inside the parasols, as well as a panorama terrace on the upper level of the parasols.