These flowers bloom when pedestrians stand under them

Warde by HQ Architects

Photography by Dor Kedmi

 

HQ Architects have designed a set of giant flowers that bloom and react to pedestrians and transportation.

 

Warde by HQ Architects

Photography by Dor Kedmi

 

Located in Vallero Square in the heart of Jerusalem in Israel, the flowers have been installed as part of the municipality’s effort to improve the urban space.

 

Warde by HQ Architects

Photography by Dor Kedmi

 

The four giant flowers, that are 30 feet tall, have been placed in key positions, enabling them to be viewed from all around the square and the nearby market.

 

Warde by HQ Architects

Photography by Dor Kedmi

 

Each of the flowers also provide a sense of movement to the square, as they bloom by inflating themselves when pedestrians walk by, but when there are no people, they close.

 

Warde by HQ Architects

Photography by Dor Kedmi

 

When trams arrive, all four flowers open to provide cover for the pedestrians as they step off the tram.

 

Warde by HQ Architects

Photography by Dor Kedmi

 

Here you can see a close-up view of the the inflated flower.

 

Warde by HQ Architects

Photography by Dor Kedmi

 

This diagram explains how the flowers are inflated.

 

Warde by HQ Architects

 

Watch the video below to see the flowers in action.


Get the contemporist daily email newsletter – sign up here

Social Media – Newsletter
Luminaire – December 2016 – Ettore
Social Media – Pinterest