De Bijlmer Bloeit (The Bijlmer Blooms)
Large amounts of flower boxes hang on the balconies of the last original ‘honeycomb’ building in the Bijlmer, Kleiburg.
Bijlmer, a neighbourhood in Amsterdam Zuidoost was built in the 60’s as a model housing estate. Currently, Bijlmer is going through a large urban renewal. Many of the high-rise buildings laid out in a hexagonal grid (most known as the ‘honeycomb’ buildings) have been renovated or torn down. Kleiburg is the last original building that has not gone through renovation yet. The building is empty and completely decayed. Its renovation awaits in 2013.
Bijlmer Blooms is a participatory project. Many neighbours have contributed to the project by filling, hanging or watering the flower boxes.
Commissioned by Centrum Beeldende Kunst Zuidoost.