One of the largest and most innovative wooden constructions of our times

Project name: Metropol Parasol, Seville, Spain

Architect: Jürgen Mayer H., Berlin, Germany

Pictures: David Franck

Awards: Red dot design award’s best of the best 2012,
Mies van der Rohe award finalist 2013

Nemetschek brand involved: GRAPHISOFT

The Metropol Parasol is the new landmark of the Spanish City of Seville

The huge, mushroom-shaped elements not only provide Seville with shade, but also have other attractive uses: The new landmark of Seville is located in the middle of the historic city center and its cellar is home to an archeological museum. Above this is a market hall and a restaurant. The fourth level offers a panoramic tour on the roof structure with a wide view over the rooftops of the historic city center.

With the design of the Plaza de la Encarnación in Seville, the architects have developed a contemporary monument that defines entirely new spaces in a city that has come into its own.