We’ve just discovered an exciting architecture competition coming up for registration on July 1st. ‘Sukkah City: New York City’ is being hosted to generate new and exciting interpretations of a Sukkah (Pronounced SOOK-ah, like “BOOk”-ah). There’s a pretty impressive line-up of judges and the design brief is well, frankly amazing. Get this, you can build a Sukkah on a Camel or a Boat! We’re totally in!
‘Sukkah City: New York City’will re-imagine this ancient phenomenon, develop new methods of material practice and parametric design, and propose radical possibilities for traditional design constraints in a contemporary urban site. Twelve finalists will be selected by a panel of celebrated architects, designers, and critics to be constructed in a visionary village in Union Square Park from September 19-21, 2010.
One structure will be chosen by New Yorkers to stand and delight throughout the week-long festival of Sukkot as the Official Sukkah of New York City. The process and results of the competition, along with construction documentation and critical essays, will be published in the forthcoming book “Sukkah City: Radically Temporary Architecture for the Next Three Thousand Years.”
For more info about Sukkah City and how to enter click here.
For more about Sukkot and Sukkah check out this link to Judaism 101.