These Flowers Bloom When People Stand Under Them

Undeniably, flowers beautify everything. It just takes a small bouquet or a flourished tree and the place gets cozy and cheerful. But what happens when the climate is not suitable? A team of architects have found the solution.

Nine meters tall and nine meters wideflowers have been installed in Vallero square in Jerusalem. The flowers inflate and open when a passerby walks under them, giving shade during the day, acting as streetlamps during the night, and attracting giant inflatable bees all year long.

The project titled “Warde”, it’s a creation of HQ architects. The flowers were designed after taking Vallero square’s condition into consideration: split in two by a railroad track, it’s also dotted by electricity sub station and trash containers. “‘Warde’s attempt was not to fight the chaos but instead to try and lighten up the urban space, by spreading around these four elements that have a hint of fantasy, and with their help, overcome the reality of the square,” wrote the submission to designboom.

It's really a beautiful idea and it could be adopted by other cities as well in order to spruce up the urban environment.
Image credits: Dor Kedmi

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