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The Sukkahville 2013 Design Competition is underway

 

Presented by the Kehilla Residential Programme, Sukkahville is a design competition that challenges entrants to re-imagine the Sukkah – a form of temporary housing, to bring focus to affordable housing issues.

 A Sukkah is a temporary structure constructed for use annually during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. It is described in Leviticus as a symbolic wilderness shelter, symbolizing the frailty and transience of life. While building a Sukkah is a particular Jewish ritual observance, it represents many conceptual themes surrounding the essential nature of dwelling, which are universal in nature.

 The aim of the open competition on is to design a temporary, freestanding Sukkah to be built in Mel Lastman Square in Toronto for the holiday of Sukkot. Participants are encouraged to re-imagine the traditional notion of Sukkah, with a contemporary design language and approach.

 For more information: http://www.sukkahville.com/2013/03/18/sukkahville-2013-2/

Kehilla Residential Programme

Kehilla Residential Programme is a non-profit housing agency whose mandate is to identify and champion housing responsive to the needs of the Jewish community in the Greater Toronto Area.  Montgomery Sisam Principal, Ed Applebaum is currently co-chair of the design competition committee for Sukkahville in addition to being a long standing member and current president on several of the agency’s boards. 

 

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