Saturday, March 31, 2012

Metropol Parasol : Largest Wood Structure in the World

A waffle like structure in the middle of Seville, Spain. Looks strange and alien like at first glance - but I think it's pretty awesome. The amount of work that went into creating it and designing it must have been insane!

Project : Metropol Parasol
... Redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion, Seville, Spain

Function : archeological site, farmers market, elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants

Site area : 18,000 square meters

Building area : 5,000 square meters

Total floor Area : 12,670 square meters

Number of floors : 4

Height of the building : 28.50 meters

Structure : concrete, timber and steel

Principal Exterior : timber and granite

Principal interior material : concrete, granite and steel

Designing period : 2004-2005

Construction period : 2005-2011
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