- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

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

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On February 15, 2013 @ 12:30 am In Architecture,Interviews,Video | 3 Comments

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

Can’t get enough of the Metropol Parasol [1]? Neither can we, and we just love this new video narrative of the urban sculpture [2]. Filmed by Brazilian artist Pedro Kok [3], the short video produced for Domus [4] 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 [5] was designed by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects and is located at the Plaza de la Encarnacion. The honeycombed sculpture [6] 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 [7] 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 [2], “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 [2]

+ Pedro Kok [3]

+ Jürgen Mayer H. Architects [8]


Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/pedro-koks-video-shows-beautiful-metropol-parasol-in-action-in-seville/

URLs in this post:

[1] Metropol Parasol: http://inhabitat.com/metropol-parasol-the-worlds-largest-wooden-structure-opens-in-seville/

[2] this new video narrative of the urban sculpture: http://www.domusweb.it/en/video/-metropol-parasol/

[3] Pedro Kok: http://www.pedrokok.com.br/en

[4] Domus: http://www.domusweb.it/en/

[5] world’s largest wooden structure: http://inhabitat.com/new-photos-of-sevilles-gorgeous-metropol-parasol/

[6] honeycombed sculpture: http://inhabitat.com/transparent-honeycomb-treehugger-pavilion-lights-up-the-night-in-germany/

[7] farmer’s market: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/the-hester-street-fair-returns-to-new-yorks-lower-east-side-on-may-7th/

[8] + Jürgen Mayer H. Architects: http://www.jmayerh.de/home.htm

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.