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Sukkah City STL is a concept and design competition that proposes a re-imagination of a radically ephemeral phenomenon.
Sukkah City STL is a concept and design competition that proposes a re-imagination of a radically ephemeral phenomenon.
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UPDATE: Submissions are in and they are amazing! Check the update page for a sneak peek at a few of the fantastic submissions!

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Sukkah City STL: Defining and Defying Boundaries is a design competition with a short fuse.  Building and expanding upon New York City’s Sukkah City 2010 (www.sukkahcity.com), Sukkah City STL proposes a re-imagination of the Sukkah, an ancient and temporary structure used by both nomads and harvesters.

Check out the finalists' structures from New York:

Artists, architects and thinkers from around the world are invited to design a contemporary Sukkah – re-imagine this ancient architectural typology.  The competition will explore new ways of interfacing with place, and an awareness of boundaries that define us. Participants are encouraged to employ forward thinking design and sustainability with traditional and vernacular construction techniques.  Submissions must be received by email no later than September 14th, 2011. Proposals may be made by individuals or teams and should be sent to SUKKAHCITYSTL@gmail.com.   

EACH ENTRY MUST CONTAIN:

• Drawings to communicate critical aspects of the physical structure. These could include plans/sections/elevations, renderings, diagrammatic representations, construction and dimensional notes;

• Designs that adhere to the ancient rules that define a sukkah (see http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/sukkahcitystl), as well as obey existing laws of physics and ultimately be build-able.

• A written description of conceptual intent, to provide a narrative of how boundaries define and defy the contemporary human condition through the proposed structure;

• All information must be on 11”x17” PDFs with a minimum resolution of 150 dpi. There is no limit to how many sheets an entrant may submit;

Our jury of celebrated designers, critics, and architectural thinkers will select work that defines and defies boundaries using ancient law and the contemporary experience of shelter.

10 proposals will be chosen for construction and installation on the Washington University in St. Louis campus.  Winning entries will receive an honorarium intended to supplement the cost of construction. There is no fee to participate.  Installed works will be open to the community to discover, dine in, celebrate and engage from Oct. 18th-22th.

Further details of the rules and entry requirements are available on our website (http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/sukkahcitystl).

Join us in this exciting project and help us to jump-start a conversation on architecture, design and an awareness of the boundaries that make us distinctly individual and universally human.

Requested Kickstarter funding will enable us to provide support for students, artists and architectural designers to construct 10 radically ephemeral structures.

For more information about our internationally celebrated jury, please check out this great press below:

The organizers of this event are 501 c3.  Please note that you may wish for your pledge to be tax exempt.

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