Swedish firm Ulf Mejergren Architects won this year’s Sukkahville, an annual international competition that seeks innovative proposals of the Sukkah, a temporary structure built during the Jewish festival of Sukkot. The winning submission, named Roots, re-imagines the Sukkah as a dynamic form that transforms “from an almost dissolved and chaotic structure to a neat and interlaced arrangement.” The large-scale tree-inspired structure will be made from local grass twisted by hand into ropes and will be installed at the end of September on Nathan Philips Square in downtown Toronto. When the installation is taken down, the grass ropes will be reused as feed for farm animals.

+ Ulf Mejergren Architects


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