Allard Prize

The award design for the inaugural Allard Prize for International Integrity, an initiative of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia.

Based on a simple rectangular primitive, each of these awards has a unique form and surface texture that is computationally generated for each recipient. The final products are either produced from electroformed laser-sintered nylon, or investment cast from bronze.

Each design is generated by field of particles around one or more gravity effectors. These particles are represented by extrusions that create a turbulent pattern on the surface of the form, while also affecting the topology of the body surface. Through this process, each award surface and texture is a unique composition.

Original award competition submission: Diatom-Studio_Allard_Prize_Presentation.pdf (3.5 MB)