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Customs House origami tigers : Sydney Installation

Sydney’s crouching digital tigers ROAR in Berlin for WWF world tour – design by LAVA

11 Aug 2010

Origami Tigers – World Tour

Digital tigers on WWF world tour

Sydney’s digital origami tigers have been adopted by the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) for their international Year of the Tiger campaign.

Crouching Tigers Origami Tigers
images : LAVA

The official launch was held yesterday at Hauptbahnhof, Berlin’s central station, where they will be on display until 30th August.

Earlier this year they ushered in the Chinese New Year at Customs House Sydney and created a roar at KL design week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in May.

Stefan Ziegler, WWF Tiger expert said. “The giant origami tigers are a powerful eye catcher. WWF is very pleased that they raise public awareness for tiger conservation. There are only 3,200 tigers left in the wild and we need to act now to save the greatest cat for the future.”

The giant digital origami tigers fuse ancient lantern making methods with cutting edge design and fabrication technology, bringing tradition and innovation, east and west together.

The crouching tigers were designed by multinational architectural practice LAVA with Jennifer Kwok, Customs House Sydney, and are the size of a truck at 2.5 metres high and 7 metres long, yet weigh only 200kgs.

Made of fully recyclable materials, aluminium and barrisol, the big cats are brought to life with low energy LED lighting.

Hauptbahnhof Berlin Building

Previously:

21 Jan 2010

Origami Tigers Sydney

Giant digital origami tigers celebrate Chinese New Year at Customs House, Sydney
Two giant digital origami tigers will playfully celebrate Chinese New Year on the forecourt of Customs House, Sydney from 11 February – 14 March 2010.

Giant digital origami tigers fuse ancient lantern making methods with cutting edge design and fabrication technology, bringing tradition and innovation, east and west together.

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images : LAVA

Commissioned by Customs House to raise awareness about the endangered status of tigers in this the Year of the Tiger, the crouching tigers were designed by multinational architectural practice LAVA.

The tigers are inspired by “zhezhi”, Chinese for paper folding (more popularly known by its Japanese name “origami”) and are the size of a truck at 2.5 metres high and 7 metres long, yet weigh only 200kgs.

Made of fully recyclable materials, aluminium

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images : LAVA

Location: Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia

Customs House Sydney origami tigers Installation image / information from LAVA

Crouching Tigers designers : LAVA


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