Halifax Urban Design Award 2018

HRM planning and development services
Award design
Location and date:
Halifax, Canada / 2017

Each part of Halifax has a unique characteristic that helps communities establish their connection. I have chosen five different sites in Halifax which I feel have the most impact on communities in our city, I have taken parts of the city’s plan to create an imaginary experience for the viewer; to see Halifax from up above while holding it in their hands. Putting a fragmented piece of the city in the hand of the person who receives this award creates an object of speculation.

My material choices; was clear epoxy resin and 3D printing technologies reference the impact of the digital world on our daily life. Clear epoxy resin adds an incredible reflection to create a sort of shadow that distorts perspective, extending the dimensionality of the form. The extruded map that is encapsulated within the clear resin is excised from the larger map of Halifax and is formed by a 3D printer. Each space is dedicated to different categories within the Urban Design Awards and designated with a unique colour.

I used polychrome colours which result from my observations of brightly coloured houses in Halifax. These high saturated colours define the characteristic of the form by increasing the reflection within the trophy.