The Ornithopter

Designer: HIR Studio Limited

Client: Art Promotion Office, LCSD, HKSAR

Category: Spatial Design

Project country: Hong Kong

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Meet “The Ornithopter”, a whimsical public art installation inspired by the dream of flight. Visitors can power its flapping wings by pedalling the on-site bicycles, creating a playful pavilion for socialising and relaxation. Built with sustainable principles, this interactive masterpiece can be relocated easily for continued engagement and inspiration, serving as a fun, physical reminder that dreams take flight with effort and persistence.

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