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Metropol Parasol, Seville, Spain

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Seville, an enchanting city in Spain, now proudly showcases a new architectural gem: the Metropol Parasol. Designed by the renowned architect Jürgen Mayer Hermann, this timberwork marvel is a testament to innovation and meticulous craftsmanship.

The flagship project demanded nothing short of perfection, which is why the BESISTA® tension rod system was specifically chosen. Its durable hot-dip galvanized finish perfectly met the project's rigorous requirements. The intricate timber elements were prefabricated in Germany and assembled on-site with utmost precision by Merk Holzbau. To optimize cost-effectiveness, the BESISTA® rod systems were directly supplied to Spain, bypassing intermediaries.

In addition to providing shade, the mushroom-like roof construction also encompasses shops, bars, a restaurant, a market, and even an archaeological museum. Elevated walkways on the roof offer breathtaking panoramic views of the beautiful Andalusian city.

The incorporation of 3,600 BESISTA® tension rod systems seamlessly integrates with the organic forms of the structure. These high-quality systems, renowned for their safety and reliability, ensure the stability of the delicate assembly. In 2012, the design received the esteemed red dot design award, followed by a nomination for the 2013 Mies van der Rohe Award, further highlighting its exceptional concept.

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Project facts

Structural Designer:
Finnforest Merk, DE-Aichach a. Arup, DE-Berlin a. ES-Madrid
J. Mayer H., DE-Berlin

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Štefan Gavura

Štefan Gavura

Product Manager

Reinforcement Products

Mob. +421 911 250 080
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