jueves, 5 de enero de 2012

#books #architecture | J. Mayer H. : Metropol Parasol

J. Mayer H. : Metropol Parasol / edited by Andres Lepik and Andre Santer ; with texts by Tobias Cheung... [et al.]
Hatje Cantz, Ostfilder : 2011
156 p. : il., plan.
Ed. bilingüe inglés-español
ISBN 9783775728379
Biblioteca Sbc Aprendizaje A-711.61 JMA
OPAC Millennium

J. Mayer H. Architects have created a new landmark for the city of Seville. The design by the renowned 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.

Hatje Cantz Verlag

“Metropol Parasol”, the Redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, designed by J. Mayer H. architects, becomes the new icon for Seville, – a place of identification and 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 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 great 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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