Archinect - News 2014-07-30T17:23:29-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/69786099/olafur-eliasson-designs-mayors-challenge-award-trophy Olafur Eliasson Designs Mayors Challenge Award Trophy Archinect 2013-03-20T20:36:00-04:00 >2013-03-20T21:05:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zh/zhgf8xb4zfz9vl4s.jpg" width="514" height="587" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69786096/providence-ri-takes-grand-prize-at-mayors-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last news post</a>, we reported about the city of Providence, RI winning the <a href="http://mayorschallenge.bloomberg.org/" 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="http://www.olafureliasson.net" 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="http://archinect.com/risd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rhode Island School of Design</a> Museum.</p> <p> The other four cities that w...</p>