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J. MAYER H. und Partner

Metropol Parasol

Kultur, Kunst und Design
Jahr der Fertigstellung
Material Fassade
Holcim Award
Winner Europe Bronze for Sustainable Construction
Reddot Award
Winner „best of the best“
Civic Trust Award
Redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion, Seville, Spain
"Metropol Parasol", the Redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, designed by J. MAYER H. architects, is the contemporary icon for Seville. A place to articulate Seville's role as one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations. "Metropol Parasol“  explores the potential of the Plaza de la Encarnacion, a revitalized urban centre. Its role as a unique urban space within the dense fabric of the medieval inner city of Seville allows for a great variety of activities such as historical memory, leisure,  and commerce. A highly developed infrastructure helps to activate the square, making it an attractive destination not only for tourists, but also for the locals.
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. 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“ mixed-use character initiates a dynamic development for culture and commerce in the heart of Seville and beyond.
Client: Ayuntamiento de Sevilla und SACYR
Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
Project Architect:  Jürgen Mayer H.,  Andre Santer,  Marta Ramírez Iglesias
Project Team: 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 (Management Consultant 1st Phase)
Competition Team:  Jürgen Mayer H, Dominik Schwarzer, Wilko Hoffmann, Ingmar Schmidt, Jan-Christoph Stockebrand, Julia Neitzel, Klaus Küppers, Georg Schmidthals, Andre Santer, Daria Trovato
Technical Support for Plants – Competition 2nd Phase only: Coqui-Malachowska-Coqui with Thomas Waldau
Technical Consultant and Multidisciplinary Engineers for Realization: Arup
Project Manager: Jose de la Peña, Jan-Peter Koppitz
Project Team Statics: Romain Buffat, Kayin Dawoodi, Steffen Janitz, Andres Garzón, Enrique González, Carlos Merino, Estrella Morato, Victor Rodríguez Izquierdo, Volker Schmid
Project Team Building Services: Salvador Castilla, Alborada Delgado, Marta Figueruelo Calvo
Project Team Fire Protection: George Faller, Benjamin Barry-Otsoa, Jimmy Jonsson
Timber engineering and detail design: Finnforest, Aichach
Photographers: Please contact the photographers for fees and copyrights:
David Franck: [email protected], Fernando Alda: [email protected]
Plexi-Model: Werk 5, Photographer: Uwe Walter
Timber-Model: Finnforest, Aichach
International Competition: 1. Prize, 2004
Project: 2004-2011
Opening: March 2011
Completion: April 2011
Permanent Collection of Museum of Modern Art, NY and Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin
Permanent Collection of DAM, Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt, Germany
Holcim Award, 2005, Winner Europe Bronze for Sustainable Construction