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, at the same time, a hope reborn every day at opening." It was created in 2002. The sculpture was designed to move, closing its petals in the evening and opening them in the morning.
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 up at the sky, extending to its six petals. It weighs eighteen tons and is 23 meters high.
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Fx FXsan | May 31, 2018
Very nice sculpture, volume, forms. Big size in a flat greenery zone. Stand by it and close your eyes to feel its energy ! 6 months after I'm surprised it still vibrates so strong within me...
Alejandro Ricciulli | Jun 19, 2018
Doesn't matter if you go alone in an introspective stroll, or with friends to a Picknick, enjoy nature, soft air, and the power of humanity to comprehend and apply the resistance of materials and their mechanics by watching a huge metallic and resilient flower.
Bibi Valentine | Feb 23, 2018
Nice place to take a walk or have picnic. The flower is beautiful and the park is kept clean. Not much to do on the park. If you enjoy running its a nice place to do so, but it has a lack of water dispensers and kioscos near by so you do have to remember to bring your own.
Guilherme Torres | May 9, 2018
Great place to lay in the grass, put a song on and relax. The flower is really beautiful, straight up Instagram material.
Eduardo Chikui | May 24, 2018
Take your time and appreciate the park. The Flower is the main point but not the only one.
Carlos Terenzi | Jul 16, 2018
A great place to spend time with friends or family and have a nice time near the center of Buenos Aires. If you are in the city, it is a must see attraction. The monument is unique and has a special mechanism that allows the flower to open and close according to daylight. It is one of the most visited monuments in Argentina and for sure one of the most known by tourists in the city of Buenos Aires. It is worth to take a picture near it and have a nice time walking in Recoletas’ neighborhood or just spend some time next to it.
Vitor Casagrande Calaza | Jul 25, 2018
It was unexpected to be so amazed for this place! When I arrived I was already wondering why I haven't been there before. Buenos Aires is really charmful and this place increases its charm! I'm super happy to be part of those who visited, even knowing that millions went there before haha! Hope to go there again soon!
Klaudia V | Jul 24, 2018
Beautiful park, they have several benches arounds the floris. Highlight of Buenos Aires so obviously must see while here! Convinetly located among other famous places as cemetery at Recoleta etc. Un gusto
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