Half Dose #23: Metropol Parasol
"Metropol Parasol", a redevelopment project by J. Mayer H. for Plaza de la Encarnacion in Seville, Spain is one of the most striking projects I've seen in ages. Amazingly, it's under construction and is expected to be complete this year.
The design is comprised of mushroom-like structures scattered about the site, linked together overhead like an amorphous parasol.
The project includes "an archeological site, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants underneath and inside the parasols, as well as a panorama terrace on the very top of the parasols."
:: J. Mayer H.
:: Encarnacion de Sevilla
:: Sevilla 21 (w/construction images)