This lecture looks at the works of J. Mayer H. as activators for public space and the redefinition of our urban environment. One major investment of J. Mayer H. is looking at expanding the material of architecture and the boundaries of the discipline. The evolution of new media and new materials redefines our understanding of space as a platform for communication and a catalyst for socio-cultural interactivity.
The experience cluster of the shopping mall „Volt Belrin“ is a fusion concept combining a multi-brand store, various experiential offerings, events, and a hotel, and is directed towards adventurous visitors with a focus on a smart urban lifestyle. With its cantilevering terraces, the tower of Border Checkpoint in Mestia, Georgia, is used as a viewing platform, with multiple levels overlooking the water and the steep part of the coastline. The new built „Queen Tamar Airport“ is part of Georgia’s ambitious plans to develop tourism in Mestia. The one hundred meter long Lazika Pier with its 31 meter high landmark sculpture is one of the first structures to mark the beginning of the development of the new metropolis Lazika, Georgia.
„Metropol Parasol”, the Redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, designed by J. MAYER H. architects, becomes the new icon for Seville, – a place of identification and to articulate Seville’s role as one of the world’s most fascinating cultural destinations. “Metropol Parasol” explores the potential of the Plaza de la Encarnacion to become the new contemporary urban centre. Realized as one of the largest and most innovative bonded timber-constructions with a polyurethane coating, the parasols grow out of the archaeological excavation site into a contemporary landmark, defining a unique relationship between the historical and the contemporary city. „Metropol Parasols” mix-used character initiates a dynamic development for culture and commerce in the heart of Seville and beyond.
Tekst: dzięki uprzejmości J Mayer H