Yet many of the residents of Sevilla love the recently opened Metropol Parasol and see it as something which will serve to rejuvenate their city while still nodding to the past beneath it.
It certainly turns heads – and what’s more – it is officially the largest wooden structure in the world.
structure is on four levels and is the largest ever wooden construction in the world. For the architect, Jürgen Mayer H (yes, he placed his middle initial after his last name for some reason) the building presented him with his greatest professional challenge to date as the wood would only support the building through the use of powerful (and expensive) modeling software. One can imagine the messages on his answering service, due to the many voices that praised and put down the choice of this project on this particular site. One thing he will never have to answer for is the beauty of his design.