"Metropol Parasol", The Largest Art Installation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!