Metropol Parasol

The Parasol structure is designed as a grid of right angles, which create equal bays measuring 5 feet square in plan.

The Metropol Parasol is now the largest structure assembled with wood and glue in the world.

An archaeological museum is in the basement level, and a market hall occupies the ground floor.

The next level features commercial programming such as restaurants, and the structure is topped by an elevated promenade.

Although the structure features wavy edges—and it undulates in section—in plan, the Metropol Parasol is a consistent grid.

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