The levitation gyroscope embraces the values of the IDC and design at many levels:

The form of the sculpture’s base is representative of the designer and sustainable built environment. It is analogous to the Chinese character Rén (人). Like a designer it is also highly dynamic, flexible, and adaptive, symbolized by its levitation.

The gyroscope itself has four rings, representative of the four stages of design: Discover, Define, Develop and Deliver; while it has three degrees of freedom that represent the grand challenges of the IDC, i.e. different directions of approaching design.

Like design, the structure embraces the harmony of form and advanced technology. Its form is symbolic of design.

SAB 2016 gift Levitating Gyroscope drawing