Metropol parasol – Largest wooden structure ever

Metropol parasol – Largest wooden structure ever, it is the world’s largest building built with such a different materials like fiber-reinforced concrete and wood, to be held together primarily by glue. It was designed as a square waffle-grid system of interlocking and CNC-milled timber fastened with steel connectors and glue of high-strength. Metropol parasol is shading canopy and elevated plaza and will accommodate shopping arcade, roof promenade, a farmers market, restaurant and bar, and archaeological museum.

Metropol parasol is located in the middle of Spain’s hottest city Seville. It is designed by German architect Jürgen Mayer H. Whenever we imagine about Mega Structures the first scene comes into our imagination is bulky skyscrapers, and other concrete structures. But according to architecture the metropol parasol is the world’s largest building built with such a different materials like fiber-reinforced concrete and wood, to be held together primarily by glue. It was designed as a square waffle-grid system of interlocking and CNC-milled timber fastened with steel connectors and glue of high-strength. Metropol parasol is shading canopy and elevated plaza and will accommodate shopping arcade, roof promenade, a farmers market, restaurant and bar, and archaeological museum. This long-spanning giant waffle-like structure is heaving up to 492 feet of length and 246 feet of width, with 92 feet of height. The tattle area of this structure is 5,000 square meters with total floor area of 12,670 square meters. The cost of metropol parasol reached around 90 Million Euro. Such factors has kept metropol parasol into the worlds largest wooden structure. This project of constant differentiation of individual wooden shape’s composition is a part of the renovation process of the Plaza de la Encarnac­on and is sure to attract lots of visitors to this beautiful place of Spain. We are eager to know your personal opinion on this structure. [Photos by David Franck]

 

Some More Architectural Drawings And Details for Metropol parasol

Image courtesy : J. MAYER H.
Image courtesy : J. MAYER H.
Image courtesy : J. MAYER H.
Image courtesy : J. MAYER H.
Image courtesy : J. MAYER H.
Image courtesy : J. MAYER H.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dharmil ranpariya Is a Design Professional and has started researching, and writing to share interesting facts about design and trend which can be useful for the readers in some or other way. He started his Design blog www.designcruzer.com in 2012 and sharing beautiful ideas and information about Design and Lifestyle.

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