The other day we heard from one of the losers of Sukkah City, the recent design competition for experimental sukkahs, the temporary shelters built for the Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot. Now the Sukkah City team of judges, which includes Cooper Union architect Thom Mayne and New Yorker archicritic Paul Goldberger, tells us they've selected a dozen winning designs, which will be put up in Union Square on September 19 and 20. The winning entry above is by Dale Suttle, So Sugita, and Ginna Nguyen. Also among the winning firms, though we haven't yet gotten our hands on a rendering of their design, is SO-IL, the Brooklyn-based architects who brought Long Island City the pole dance.
· Official website: Sukkah City [sukkahcity.com]
· Coming Soon to Union Square Park: Elephants and Camels? [Curbed]
· Attack of the 25-Foot-Tall Pole Dance in LIC [Curbed]