Tribute to the Atomium

Samuel Verbiese
Bridges London: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2006)
Pages 537–540


This paper describes the project of a sculpture stemming from the pattern of the outside skin layout of the Brussels’ Atomium spheres. Two dual polyhedra are considered, the Catalan disdyakis dodecahedron and the Archimedean knotted cuboctahedron. The special projected location and setup of this sculpture makes it a good candidate for celebrating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Atomium in Brussels built for the World Fair 1958.