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In Progress: Metropol Parasol / Jürgen Mayer Architects

© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

The Metropol Parasol in Sevilla, Spain, is the result of a competition in 2004, awarded to Jürgen Mayer Architects.

© Jürgen Mayer Architects
© Jürgen Mayer Architects

The sinuous structure is proposed to be a landmark in the middle of the old city fabric, while serving as an observation deck to discover the upper level of the compact urban context, a new view of the city. The project has been criticized by the citizens because of the contrast with the existing constructions, as you can see on the renderings. Architecture photographer Pedro Pegenaute shared with us some photos of the current status of this impressive structure, from which we can see a preview of what the observation deck will be:

© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
Cite:David Basulto. "In Progress: Metropol Parasol / Jürgen Mayer Architects" 18 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/46859/in-progress-metrosol-parasol-jurgen-mayer-architects/>