Spain/Andalusia: Seville – Setas of Seville

Setas of Seville (aka Mushrooms) is a futuristic wooden structure of parasols over a market square in the central part of old town of Seville. It was finished in 2011 and is supposedly the largest wooden structure in the world, designed in its scale and grandeur to mimic the Cathedral of Seville. Originally planned to be built over 2 years and for 50 million euro, it ran into major design faults (basically it wasn’t impossible to be built based on flimsy designs) and massive cost overruns and delays, ending up costing almost 4x the original price tax. Just a dozen years later, it already looks a bit stale and outdated.