These Flower Lamps Bloom When People Stand Under Them

Pedestrians in Jerusalem’s Vallero Square can stop for a rest under a group of self-inflating giant flowers. Installed by HQ Architects and titled “Warde”, these 29 foot by 29 foot flowers “bloom” when someone approaches, or when a tram is about to arrive, brightening an otherwise dismal part of the city. The project is part of Jerusalem’s effort to improve the urban space of the city center. Warde’s effort was made to illuminate the urban space a bit by placing these four elements that show a little imagination and will help the square to escape a little from reality. The buds bloom and function as huge unusual lanterns. When opened, the flower is filled with air and becomes voluminous. The idea was immediately supported by local businesses and residents.