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Pedro Kok's Video Shows Beautiful Metropol Parasol In Action in Seville

by , 02/15/13
filed under: Architecture, Interviews, Video

Metropol Parasol, Pedro Kok, Video, Jurgen Mayer H. Architects, Domus, Seville

Can’t get enough of the Metropol Parasol? Neither can we, and we just love this new video narrative of the urban sculpture. Filmed by Brazilian artist Pedro Kok, the short video produced for Domus shows how the people of Seville are embracing their new promenade. Stunning views of the city are visible from the top of the structure and cool, luxurious shade is available below. At night, the new giant-scale structure is a hot bed of activity.

Metropol Parasol, Pedro Kok, Video, Jurgen Mayer H. Architects, Domus, Seville

The world’s largest wooden structure was designed by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects and is located at the Plaza de la Encarnacion. The honeycombed sculpture rising from concrete bases forms a giant canopy over the plaza, which will soon be appreciated even more when the heat of the summer sets in. With an archeological dig going on underneath, and a museum, restaurants, a community center and a farmer’s market going on at the street level, this is one sizzling spot to flock to.

Pedro Kok’s video shows Seville residents enjoying the shade underneath the giant umbrella, walking on top of the structure and gorgeous views of the city. It seems busy during the day, but at night the crowd grows. Kids play on the plaza, people mill on the staircase and couples take their evening strolls. According to Kok, “Parasol is a kind of architectonic promenade that physically transports people over city rooftops, offering an unexpected point of view.”

+ Watch The Video On Domus

+ Pedro Kok

+ Jürgen Mayer H. Architects

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3 Comments

  1. toric color contacts February 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Good article. I absolutely appreciate this site. Keep writing

  2. Cody Furguson February 17, 2013 at 11:34 am

    It’s not like you’re going to have to clean it yourself.

  3. c.a.l. May 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    WHile I’m very happy to see imaginative ,visully interesting bldgs,this one doesn not look green /sustainable. IT’s clearly a maintenance nightmare. Polyurethane in a sunbaked climate will probably need to be recoated every 5 years,Ca you imagine getting ladders /scaffolds placed to do that. THe owner is going to be shocked by the cost.All that extra surface area is going to collect dirt and debris like crazy,,making the recoat eve more difficult. My aphorism about what’s wrong with design in industrial capitalist culture is : The poeple who designthing snever have to build ,clean,paint ,fix or move them. This sturcture is a great example.I wonder how much scrap wood was hauled away from cutting this odd shaped pieces. There are things that can be doen with scrpa wood,but unless the architect,or whoever contracted the building specify so,construction industry just throws cutoffs in the dump The idea that wood is renewable gives a very distorted impression of how green it is to build with wood. True,trees can be regrown,but not forests.Clearcuts are replanted with evenly spaced trees all the same gave and size.This eliminates habitat and disrupts the successiion cycle of other plants that grew in the forets.Tree farms are uniform monoculture.

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