Designed by Miloš Milivojević for the Strawberry Energy company, ‘Black Tree’ is a public solar charger which enables visitors to recharge batteries of their mobile phones, tablets and multimedia devices with the energy of Sun. In cooperation with Palilula Municipality and the city of Belgrade, this Strawberry Tree with a completely new design has been set up in Tašmajdan park in Belgrade in November 2012. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Strawberry Company invented the first public solar charger for mobile phones – The Strawberry Tree. The new Black Tree is conceived as an artificial tree which transforms the solar energy into the necessary electrical energy and this way joins the surrounding forest in a common struggle for the planet richer in oxygen. With its function, this Strawberry Tree reminds us of insufficiently exploited potential of the energy of Sun, through people’s everyday habits such as sitting under the tree and using the nature as a shelter from the Sun.
The large but elegant steel construction is more than three and a half meters long and four and a half meters tall which follows the line of a real tree. Architect: Miloš Milivojević, M.Arch. Location: Tašmajdan Park, Belgrade, Serbia Structural Engineer: Milan Zlatanović Year: 2012