Setas de Sevilla ("Mushrooms of Seville") or Las Setas ("The Mushrooms"), initially titled Metropol Parasol, is a wooden structure located at La Encarnación square in the old quarter of Seville, Spain. It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer and completed in April 2011.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropol_Parasol
Setas de Sevilla ("Mushrooms of Seville") or Las Setas ("The Mushrooms"), initially titled Metropol Parasol, is a wooden structure located at La Encarnación square in the old quarter of Seville, Spain. It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer and completed in April 2011.
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The structure features six parasols in the form of giant mushroom. The design was inspired by the vaults of Seville cathedral and the fig trees in the nearby Cristo de Burgos square. It has five levels. At the top there is a viewing point and a panoramic path that takes visitors around most of the structure. Inside the central parasols, which rise 21 metres, there is an area for tapas and an area for events.
Entitled Metropol Parasol, the massive timber structure (which is one of the largest timber structures built in the world) draws residents and visitors back to the city center as its striking...
Standing in the Plaza de la Encarnación is Metropol Parasol, also known as the 'mushrooms of Seville' ( 'Las Setas de Sevilla '). This building, which opened in 2011, was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer, who won a design competition to revitalise the square. It is the largest wooden construction in the world (150 x 70 meters and 26 meters in height).
The Metropol Parasol is both a new landmark for the city of Seville and an engineering adventure – one of the largest timber structures ever built. We worked with architect Jürgen Mayer H to develop its award-winning design. The project consists of six large timber parasols shading the Plaza de la Encarnación and protecting an archaeological site.
The Metropol Parasol was raised on a rectangular area of approximately 15,000m2, corresponding to the old Plaza de la Encarnación, in the heart of the Old Town of the city of Seville, Spain, in the Alfalfa neighborhood. The circle, clockwise from the north, Regina, Alcazar, Image, José Luis Luque, Bridge and Pellón, Company, Laraña and José Gestoso streets leading to the square.
Architects J Mayer H have completed a giant latticed timber canopy as part of their redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, Spain. The Metropol Parasol scheme includes an...
The Metropol Parasol is the world’s largest building to be held together primarily by glue. This long-spanning structure measures up to 492 feet long, 246 feet wide, and 92 feet high. The glue—a new formula developed by the Fraunhofer Institute, according to Mayer—hardens inside the custom-engineered joints where steel connectors penetrate the wood.