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Sukkah x Detroit will take place September 23-30, 2018 as part of Detroit’s Month of Design.

Five to seven sukkahs, selected through Detroit’s largest international design competition in recent history, will be displayed in Detroit's historic Capitol Park, accompanied by complementary programs and events. Design drawings and renderings will be exhibited at the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue and Eastern Market After Dark.

Detroit, home to 1300 urban farms, is also the only UNESCO City of Design in the United States. Sukkah x Detroit celebrates both. By soliciting contemporary sukkah design proposals for Detroit’s Capitol Park, the competition combines design, agriculture, and cultural programming.

While building a Sukkah is a Jewish practice with biblical roots, the event provides an opportunity for all to explore the relevance of an ancient ritual in a contemporary urban environment, and to showcase Detroit on a national and international stage.

The Design Competition

The competition is open to all: architects, artists, makers, builders, design professionals, and others. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (Max 4 team members). Winning teams will be connected with a licensed engineer for certification.

Winning teams will receive a $10,000 materials/construction budget and $5,000 design stipend. Submissions will be exhibited at the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue and Eastern Market After Dark.


Thank you for your interest. The application deadline closed June 25, 2018,

We received 78 applications from 14 countries!

Winners will be selected by early August 2018



Schedule of Programming by Partner Organizations available soon

Presenting Sponsor

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General Sponsorships
Includes logo on all printed materials, signage & website

Presenting Sponsor                        $100,000
Platinum                                          $25,000
Gold                                                 $10,000
Silver                                                $5,000

Includes logo/name prominently & tastefully on the sponsored item, and will be listed all printed materials, signage & website under “Specific Sponsorships”

Printed catalog                                $15,000
Sponsor a sukkah                            $5,000 - $15,000
Synagogue gallery exhibit              $3,000
Eastern Market exhibit                  $3,000
Lectures                                           $1,000 each
Programs                                         TBD; will vary

For information on sponsorship opportunities contact