Flowers are an excellent way to liven up an area, but what if it’s dry, hot and busy? Then inflatable flowers might just be the answer. Nine meters tall and nine meters wildflowers have been placed in Vallero square in Jerusalem. The flowers expand and open when a passerby walks under them, giving shade during the day, acting as street lamps during the night, and bringing giant inflatable bees all year long.
The project is titled “Warde”, and it’s the product of HQ architects. The flowers were designed by taking Vallero square’s condition into consideration: split in two by a railroad track, it’s also marked by electricity substation and trash containers.
“Warde’s try was not to fight the chaos but instead to work and lighten up the urban space, by developing 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.