Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The Parasol Building, Seville

Parasol building, Seville
 I sketched this very modern building called the Parasol a few weeks ago when in Seville.  It is a massive structure, reported to be the biggest wooden building in the world.  It's amazing to think that it is made of wood.
The Parasol was designed by the German architect Jurgen Mayer-Hermann and was completed in 2011. An Australian engineering firm in Brisbane built it.  The structure consists of 6 parasols whose design was inspired by the vaults of the cathedral of Seville and the ficus trees in the nearby plaza.  This building is located in the old city on the site of a market.
I sketched this one Sunday morning, sitting on the step of a bank which was closed.  There were quite a few cafes serving breakfast around me and it was a lovely atmosphere.

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