Archinect - News 2014-04-24T00:33:56-04:00 Olafur Eliasson Designs Mayors Challenge Award Trophy Archinect 2013-03-20T20:36:00-04:00 >2013-03-20T21:05:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="587" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last news post</a>, we reported about the city of Providence, RI winning the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge</a>. Besides raking in the $5M top prize money, Providence can now also marvel at another perk that comes with winning the Grand Prize: a stunningly beautiful award trophy designed by acclaimed Danish artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson</a>.</p> <p> <em>The award is a spherical model formed by three concentric circles &ndash; square, circle, and dodecagon &ndash; encircling a hanging compass. To design the award, Eliasson drew inspiration from the very spirit of The Mayors Challenge &ndash; fueling ideas and innovation for a better tomorrow for cities everywhere.&nbsp; No matter where the prize is placed or located, the compasses will point the same way &ndash; assisting viewers and uniting the prize winners in imagining their collective responsibility to navigate towards the greater good for all.</em></p> <p> The Grand Prize award trophy will be installed at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rhode Island School of Design</a> Museum.</p> <p> The other four cities that w...</p> Providence, RI Takes Grand Prize at Mayors Challenge Alexander Walter 2013-03-20T19:59:00-04:00 >2013-03-20T21:06:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="134" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Providence, Rhode Island was recently selected as America's most innovative city at the nationwide Mayors Challenge, taking home the $5M-Grand Prize for its idea "Providence Talks." The Mayors Challenge, hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life - and that ultimately can be shared with cities across the nation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>