Monday, November 15, 2010
Follow Up - Sukkah City Union Square
About two months ago I posted about Sukkah City - an international competition to re-imagine the sukkah held in New York City's Union Square. I was excited to see the 15 designs that were chosen from the hundreds of entries and they certainly did not disappoint. While there were some pretty big discrepancies between some of the design proposals and the actual realizations, others were spot-on and all were fascinating to see in 3D form. Of the 15 chosen, 13 actually made it to Union Square for the event to be voted on by the public.
The event was held over two days and I got to attend on a BEAUTIFUL Monday afternoon. Union Square was absolutely PACKED! There were students, tourists, New Yorkers, designers and more all enjoying the sukkahs. The winner after voting was Fractured Bubble, which remained in Union Square for the week.
My personal favorites were Sukkah of Signs by Ron Rael & Virginia San Fratello using signs purchased from homeless people and Gathering by Dale Suttle, So Sugita, and Ginna Nguyen which had beautiful, sweeping lines and excellent craftsmanship.
To see the sukkahs, click on the image for a large view or check them out on my Flickr page.