These Giant Urban Flowers Bloom When Pedestrians Walk Under Them


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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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  7. This diagram explains how the flowers are inflated:

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  10. Watch the video below to see the flowers in action:

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