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.
The official launch of the giant origami tigers was at Hauptbahnhof, Berlin’s central station, where they will be on display until 30th August.Tobias Wallisser and Alexander Rieck opened the exhbition with the WWF.
The Tigers world trip to raise awareness for tiger conservation will continue to Singapore, where they will be at the Smart Light Festival in October.
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.