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WebEcoist: Stylish, but Sustainable? Synthetic Super-Sized Wood Trees

WebEcoist: Stylish, but Sustainable? Synthetic Super-Sized Wood Trees

Stylish, but Sustainable? Synthetic Super-Sized Wood Trees By Delana in Art & Design , Geography & Travel , News & Politics An ambitious architectural project seven years in the making has finally opened in the heart of Seville, Spain. As the largest bonded-wood construction project ever attempted, the Metropol Parasol serves to tie together the ultra-modern parts of Seville with the historic medieval areas. (image via: Inhabitat ) The impressive structure features undulating wooden surfaces that reach heights of up to 30 meters (90 feet). Beneath the wave-like surface of the parasol are a museum, bars and restaurants, a farmer’s market and a raised plaza for concerts. The very top of the structure features a long, winding walkway and terrace with incredible views of the surrounding area. (image via: Inhabitat ) Plaza de la Encarnacion, the area of Seville where the Metrop...

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