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)