Gallery: Dazzling Solar Powered OR2 Tree Structure Pops Up in London


Don’t be startled if you see a luminous pink tree sitting in London’s Belgrave Square this weekend — it’s just OR2, a combination shading device and solar-powered chandelier designed by London-based Orproject. The structure’s purpose is twofold: it acts as a source of shade during the day, and it turns into a dazzling chandelier at night, dispersing light collected by photovoltaic cells hours before.

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  1. dancliff01 July 10, 2010 at 2:38 am

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  2. cancan_burak July 4, 2010 at 5:17 am

    nice work thank you for article admin.

  3. kristiantheconqueror June 28, 2010 at 1:35 am

    …and this is different from a cafe’s umbrella during the day and a street light during the night HOW exactly?

    Oh yeah… it’s a helluva lot more expensive, looks like a psychedelic tree and such at both the shading and lighting jobs. Silly me, that’s the difference between functioning design and Avant Garde – how could I have forgotten?

  4. Wendilou June 26, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Beautiful work of art!

  5. istandforthetrees June 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Strangely captivating and beautiful. Great article

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