Have you seen this? “Metropol Parasol” is the world’s largest wooded structure. A new urban space in Seville [by artist, architect Jurgen Mayer] – a place of identification and to articulate Seville’s role as one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations.
The fantastic project is complete! A beautiful series of undulating parasols comprise the world’s largest wooden structure. Metropol’s interlocking honeycomb of wooden panels rise from concrete bases, which are positioned to form canopies and walkways below the parasols.
The actual site was originally slated to become a parking garage, but after excavations revealed archeological findings, the city of Seville decided to make the site a museum and community center. Metropol Parasol now houses said museum, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, and a restaurant, most of which are open-air. The elevated rooftop promenades located on top of the parasols, offer visitors amazing views of the city.