Warde is an urban installation located in the heart of Jerusalem. Created by HQ Architects, the project is developed as part of the municipality’s effort to improve the urban space of the city center and beautify the space of Vallero Square in Jerusalem.
The installation is composed of four 9-meter high by 9-meter wide interactive sculptural flowers, each one of them would bloom and close individually in a fluid response to the pedestrians that pass underneath their red, over-sized petals.
Not only does the installation provide an aesthetic appeal to the open space, it also serves as a canopy, providing shade and light to passengers who stand under the flowers. The flowers are inflated with air as soon as someone arrives underneath and gradually closes itself when someone leaves. Also, the sculptures are synced with the trams approaching the station, signaling the four flowers to open up indicating its arrival and enabling people to catch their corresponding ride.
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