The Universal Exposition acted as a catalyst for the city’s growth. Many of the pavilions that remain today display a modern architectural vision.

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The Universal Exposition acted as a catalyst for the city’s growth. Many of the pavilions that remain today display a modern architectural vision.

 

The Crash of 1929, made worse in Seville by the debt accumulated from the Iberian-American Exposition, hastened the demise of the regionalist style, as it required expensive specialised craftsmanship, and the emergence of the modernist movement. Gabriel Lupiáñez was a forerunner of rationalism with his Puerta de la Carne market and the Barracks of Eritaña in 1929. Around the same time, Josep Lluis Sert, a follower of Le Corbusier, built the Casa Duclós in 1930 in the Nervión neighbourhood of the city. Also worthy to be mentioned is the Casa Candau by Antonio Delgado Roig and Juan Talavera (1935), as is the house at Rodríguez Jurado 6 (1936) by José Galnares. In Calle Imagen, after the enlargement carried out in the 50s, buildings of an international style were constructed, creating a small oasis in the panorama at that time.
Modern architecture In the 60s, large housing estates were built to provide housing for the ever-increasing population. The result was a repetitive skyline of blocks of flats, although there were brilliant exceptions such as the Diez Mandamientos estate (1958-1964) by Luis Recasens. The Universal Exposition acted as a catalyst for the city’s growth. New ring roads were built as well as the Santa Justa station, which was designed by Antonio Cruz Villalón and Antonio Ortiz for the high speed line (AVE), the new airport by Rafael Moneo, and six new bridges over the Guadalquivir. Many of the pavilions which remain after the event display a modern architectural vision. This is the case of the Pavilion of Navigation by Vázquez Consuegra, and the pavilions of Spain by Cano Lasso and Finland by Sanaksenaho.The Diocesan Seminary by José Antonio Carbajal in 1997, was the finishing touch of Sevillian architecture in the 20th century. Designed by architect Richard Rogers, Pritzker architecture award recipient, the Palmas Altas technological center was inaugurated in 2009.
Espacio Metropol Parasol

Metropol Parasol

Six large timber parasols shade the Plaza de Encarnacion in the centre of Seville. This mega-structure is around 150m long, 75m wide and 28m high. Metropol Parasol has four intertwined permeable levels.

The basement level has a viewing platform over the Antiquarium, archaeological artefacts found at the site. It is the main access to the walkways, an ideal location for cocktails and all kind of cultural events..

 

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