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"Metropol Parasol", The Largest Art Installation

Updated on November 25, 2011

I love art and design. I want to share a huge art work to all of you. This is great combination between art and architecture. Once again, I want to take you traveling in a place where we can see this thing. So we get double benefit in enjoying a beautiful art work and traveling as well. Most of people called this "the largest wooden structure". But personally, I love to call this as “the largest installation art ”.

Based on the knowledge, installation art is kind of art that integrate, install and construct a number of objects which has particular context and meaning awareness. There are several ideas as the source of this art, like social and political problem. Most of the art installation will produce contemporary art. Art installation has three-dimensional visualization that has many elements of space, time, sound, light, motion, and interaction spectator (exhibition visitors) as the final conception. We can see this as the outer appearance.


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From this hub, I want to introduce the largest art installation or we can call this the largest wooden structure in the world, because this huge structure was made from wood. Now we talk about Metropol Parasol. This was a huge project designed by J. Mayer H. It has become a new tourist magnet in Seville, Spain. The design is like a beehive-shaped bowl supported by the high concrete in the open air. It also includes the mixing of material from concrete and wood. The building became a great place for tourists from around the world to visit and learn about what's inside this town. Its beauty molded in such good way, even in the evening this place is also crowded by the tourist from all over the world.

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Up close and personal with J.Mayer H

Who is the man behind Metropol Parasol? J.Mayer H is Berlin-based architects who won a competition to redevelop the Plaza de la Encarnación in Seville, Spain. He also known as Jürgen Mayer H. He got awards for emerging architects for Stadthaus Ostfildern, Germany in 2003 (the Mies-van-der-Rohe Award). He was winner of the Holcim Award Bronze 2005 for region Europe for the project Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain. This information was taken from wikipedia.org. This was become an idea to proposed “Metropol Parasol”. This is a four-level timber structure. Metropol Parasol become the largest ever wooden construction.

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This project becomes the new icon for Seville. Metropol Parasol is a place of identification and to articulate Seville’s role as one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations. We can see great variety of activities such as memory, leisure and commerce. This place used as public areas that allow for various activities, including trade, and recreation area. Metropol Parasol is equipped with a farmers market, an archaeological museum, an elevated plaza , several bars and restaurant underneath and inside the parasols. On the very top of the parasols, there is a terrace that provides panoramic of the city are amazing.

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With a highly developed infrastructure (Construction design of most uses of wood building materials), make this place as a destination for tourists and locals alike. Metropol parasol is one of the largest and most innovative bonded timber-constructions. Metropol parasol is the contemporary landmark, by combining a unique relationship between the historical and the contemporary city in Sevile. That's why, we can see a modern architecture structure houses the central market and an underground archaeological complex. It makes this building looks unusual and unique. Please enjoy the video below!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, FloraBreenRobison. Thanks for coming to this hub and leave nice comment about this structure. I believe you'll have a chance to see this in person. I thought walking around the ancient building and museum are very enjoyable activities. You have the same passion with me. Thank you very much for giving your vote. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      There is a lot of detail here. Thanks for sharing. I would love to see this Spanish structure in person. I find architecture fascinating. The only time I have ever been outside North America I was in Greece. We walked around the ancient buildings and the museum. The ceiling of Metropal Parosol almost looks like a giant curved waffle. Hmm. I must be hungry. Great hub. Rated up and lot of others too.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, THeListLady for coming and leave beautiful comment. I am glad to know your appreciation for this structure. I hope you have a chance to see this in person...amen. Your vote really appreciated. Cheers..

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      TheListLady 6 years ago from New York City

      Wow! Is all I can say. I so enjoy creativity and thanks so much for bring this here. Rated up and Yay!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, vocalcoach. Thank you very much for coming, leave very beautiful comment and your compliment to all my hubs. I am proud to bring this hub for you. Hopefully you will entertained with this information. It's like a HUGE LEGO, right. When the dream or sketch transformed into reality.

      There's no summer in my country. It should be a dry season now, but I don't know why the rain still come. My friend, I hope you enjoy your summer time. I believe you have many fun things to do. I really appreciate your vote. God bless you. Cheers....

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Amazing photos to go with an amazing hub! You are filled with inspiration dear Pras. Your beauty comes through in every hub you create. I love this hub. Bookmarked to be enjoyed again and again.

      These structures are simply magnificent. Thank you for bringing them to me today. I hope you are enjoying your summer and doing some fun things. Thank you my dear friend and brother. I rated your hub UP, useful, awesome and beautiful. God bless you with happiness and good health. :) vocalcoach

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, tebo. Nice to see you here. I am glad you love this structure. I hope this hub useful for you. Cheers...

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      tebo 6 years ago

      This is an amazing piece of architecture and thanks for showing me something I never knew existed. I am always learning so thanks for that.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome to virtual tour. My friend, travel_man1971. I hope you enjoy this information and you can see this in person soon. Have a nice weekend!

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thanks, Pras! I'll remember the place: Seville, Spain. Parasols are famous in Spain. Can't wait to have a closer look at it!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Pam. I am glad you love this hub. I know not all of us know "Metropol Parasol". But I hope you enjoy this hub and you have a chance to see this in person...amen. Have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      This is a beautiful modern structure that is very unique. I had never seen it before, so thank you for this information.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Lady-E for dropping by. I hope your day always wonderful. Cheers..

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, agusfanani. Thank you very much for coming to this hub. I hope you love this information. This structure looks so amazing. It make me want to say "wow" and "wow" again. Have a good day!

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Very unique design. Thanks for sharing it.

      Hope you enjoy the summer holidays. I'm sure you will miss your students vice versa.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, AliciaC for dropping by. I am impressed with your comment, especially how you amaze with Metropol Parasol. I am glad to share this special for you. Take care!

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      agusfanani 6 years ago from Indonesia

      That's an amazing construction built by a genius architect. The building must be environment friendly since the breeze can flow freely without the installation of air conditioner. Another one of interesting hubs you've written Pras and I always have no doubt to vote them up.

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You always find such interesting things to write about, Prasetio! The Metropol Parasol is a fascinating piece of architecture. Thank you very much for the information, the photos and the videos.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Tour welcome, Ruby. I am glad you love this information. Have a good day!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Audrey. I hope this hub useful for us. Cheers...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is absolutely magnificent Prasetio. Thank you my friend.

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Washington

      Great subject, Prasetio~

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Nell. I hope this hub useful for you and you have a chance to visit Metropol Parasol someday. Cheers, Prasetio

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Pras, you did it again! how do you find these amazing things? wonderful! I would love to go and see it for real, cheers nell

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Susan. I am glad to know that you love this information. Thank you very much for share your vote to this hub. God bless you. Peace, prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Hello, hello. Thank you very much for coming and always leave nice comment. Once again, I hope you entertained with this hub. Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, iZeko. Thanks for dropping by and share your vote. Metropol parasol is a good name for such of this structure. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Tina. Good to see you again. I have new spirit after reading your comment. Thanks for always give your support to me. I'll do the best. I hope you enjoy this information. Your vote really appreciated. Cheers....

      Blessing and hugs, prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, attemptedhumour. Thank you very much for coming and you share nice comment. I agree with you about tourism industry. This structure really attract many tourist from all over the world. This was an idea that actually realized. God bless you.

      Love and peace,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Debby. Welcome to this hub. I am glad you love this information. Cheers.... ~prasetio

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a beautiful work of art. Excellent hub. I really enjoyed this one! Up and awesome.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      It is beautiful, incredible and for a change tasteful art. Thank you for sharing. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing and reading your hub.

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      iZeko 6 years ago

      Wow, this structure looks amazing and the name, Metropol Parasol, is just great. Up and awesome!

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      Christina Lornemark 6 years ago from Sweden

      This Metropol Parasol looks incredible as well as beautiful I am constantly amassed over what humans can create. But I am more amazed over you Prasetio, and that you can find all this beautiful places! Thanks for this wonderful trip to Spain, you have done a great hub once again. I enjoyed the writing, the photos as well as the videos. Voted up, and pressing all buttons suitable!

      Take care

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      Anything that can knock Noah's Ark off its pedestal must be truly inspiring. The Spanish seem very willing to experiment with innovative ideas and i'm sure the tourism industry would agree. Yet another massive hidden treasure unearthed by our intrepid venturer. Keep it up sir Prasetio as we lot are too lazy. Cheers.

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Thank you Prasetio for introducing this to me. Very much enjoy the structure and all the possibilities of the creative mind. Blessings, Debby

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, agvulpes. Thank you very much for dropping by and give your appreciation to this information. I am glad to see you again. I agree with you, this isn't only a work of art but great combination with architecture. Your vote really appreciated. Again, thanks for share this hub on twitter. God bless you. Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, A.A. Zavala for coming. I am glad you love this information. Take care! ~prasetio

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      Peter 6 years ago from Australia

      Wow what a very impressive structure! Not only a Work of Art but I'm sure many engineering challenges had to be met to complete the Metropol Parasol. What a great Name?

      Thanks for sharing this with us!

      Rated and shared on Twitter:-)

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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      Awesome! Very cool! Thank you for sharing these treaures with us.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Peggy. I hope you entertained this information. That's why I also enclose these both videos to shown how this structure so amazing. Thank you very much for your compliment to my hubs. I'll do the best and I give more than before. Your vote really appreciated. Take care!

      Blessing and hugs,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Truckstop Sally. You are right about giant honeycomb. Hopefully you love this information. Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Giselle Maine. Welcome to this hub. Nice to see you here. Thanks for share your appreciation to this information. I hope you entertained with this. Have a good day!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Green lotus. Thanks for dropping by. I am glad to know that you love art installation. I hope you always enjoy my hubs. Take care! ~prasetio

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Absolutely amazing structure! That first video shows it as being just as beautiful at night. The 2nd video was obviously when it was still under construction. Loved seeing this and being introduced to it via your hub. You never cease to amaze me with uncovering the most beautiful and unusual things in the world. Up, beautiful and awesome votes coming your way! Thanks Prasetio!

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      This is beautiful - like giant honeycomb. Thanks for the pictures and information.

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      Giselle Maine 6 years ago

      Fascinating! I liked this article on the Metropol Parasol in Spain and the amount of research you had clearly done on it.

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      Hillary 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I too love unique modern art installations and this is one of the best. Spain is a mecca for cutting edge architecture and design. Thanks for a great Hub!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

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      baygirl33 6 years ago

      lovely prasetio,don't know where you get such wonderful pictures!

      Thanks for sharing.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, drbj. I am glad you love this information. I hope you enjoy this hub and learn something new from this. Have a nice weekend!

      Prasetio:)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Om Paramapoonya. I so happy to know that you love this hub. I hope your dream will come true. Cheers..

      Blessing and hugs,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, RealHousewife. Thanks for coming and share your thought about this place. I have the same idea with you. Day and night so beautiful. I hope you enjoy this information. Have a nice weekend! Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Mentalist acer. I am glad you love this information. I hope this hub useful for us. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, dahoglund. Thank you very much for share about your brother. I hope he'll love this information and I believe he is a great engineer as well as you are as a great author. Take care!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, POP. Thanks for your compliment to my hub. I hope you always enjoy all my hubs and find something useful from my hubs. Have a nice weekend!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, carriethomson. I am glad you love this information. Personally, I can't blink my eyes to see this project. Brilliant, like you said before. Cheers...~prasetio

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      What an amazing structure this Metropole Parasol is. Beautiful, unique and other-worldly-looking. Thank you, Pras, for introducing us to it in this detailed and well-written hub.

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      Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this, prasetio. It's very cool, very sci-fi. Now I wish my house could look like that!

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      That is really cool! I bet it is gorgeous at night too. Thanks for highlighting this:)

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Quite an architectural achievement,I really enjoyed this Hub,Pras,thanks for sharing.;)

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      My brother studied architecture but couldn't afford to finish the curriculum and became an engineer. I think he would have enjoyed this modern build design. Up and beautiful.

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      I always learn something new and amazing from your writing.

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      carriethomson 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      amazing, awe inspiring and an architectural marvel, thanx for sharing this absolute brilliance...)

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