Floralis Genérica is a sculpture made of steel and aluminum located in Plaza de las Naciones Unidas, Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, Buenos Aires, a gift to the city by the Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano. Catalano once said that the flower "is a synthesis of all the flowers and is both a hope that is reborn every day to open."
It was created in 2002. The sculpture moves closing its petals in the evening and opening them in the morning, although this mechanism is currently disabled.
The sculpture is located in the center of a park of four acres of wooded boundaries, surrounded by paths that get closer and provide different perspectives of the monument, and placed above a reflecting pool, which apart from fulfilling its aesthetic function, protects it. It represents a large flower made of stainless steel with aluminum skeleton and reinforced concrete, which looks at the sky, extending to it its six petals. Weighs eighteen tons and is 23 meters high.
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macjake (72623) 2013-07-24 19:42
this subject is simply amazing!
Too bad its not fully operational at this time.
Personally i think its a very cool sculpture, one of the coolest i've seen in a city.
and it looks great in this compo with the city in the bg.
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2013-07-25 5:41
The fact that this flower looks so great is a huge addition to any place, and its scale is immense! TO think of it opening and closing daily is a beautiful thought, and something I would really love to see, I would say this is a very special spectacle. Beautiful idea, thanks for sharing it.
All the best
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13739)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-29
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-24 8:49