Sukkah City Sukkah Design
design competition, New York
A sukkah is a temporary structure for the observance of the jewish festival of sukkot. The form of a sukkah comes from a cryptic formula set out by the Talmud. Its roof must be of small timbers or leaves through which the stars can be seen, and it must contain space in which people can gather, pray and have meals. Most other features of a sukkah are open to interpretation.
This design presents the sukkah as a mystical link between the earth and the heavens, and narrows at eye level to emphasise the relationship. It draws upon kabbalic ideas and imagery.