De Bijlmer Bloeit (The Bijlmer Blooms)
De Bijlmer Bloeit consisted of a flower kiosk and an intervention at 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 2014.
From the flower kiosk, many neighbours participated by filling hundreds of flower boxes. Together, we hung them on the balconies of Kleiburg as a tribute to the idealistic plan to create the city of the future.
Commissioned by Centrum Beeldende Kunst Zuidoost.