SCE faculty Alfred Zollinger, to participate in Sukkah City 09/19-20

‘Single Thread’ by Matter Practice, the firm co-directed by SCE faculty Alfred Zollinger, will be installed on Union Square this Sunday and Monday 09/19-20 as a part of the Sukkah City competition.

‘Sukkah City’ is an international design competition to 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 were selected by a panel of celebrated architects, designers, and critics to be constructed in a visionary village in Union Square Park from September 19-20, 2010.

One structure will be chosen by New Yorkers to stand and delight throughout the week-long festival of Sukkot as the People’s Choice 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.