In 2012, ParticiPlace’s challengers will design an off-grid living-culture center for the Pinoleville Pomo Nation (PPN), a Native American nation in Northern California. The emphasis will be on a zero-energy building which is sensitive to the local culture and place.
The community is in the final process of re-purchasing ancestors lands where they hope to build the Living Culture Center to become a place to practice, preserve, and revive their culture for generations to come.
March 20: Competition opens
April 21: Site visit and workshop at the PPN (will be documented online for those who cannot attend)
June 10: Submissions due
September 4: Winners announced
First Prize: $3,000
Second Prize: $2,000
Third Prize: $1,000
Sustainable Engineering Innovation Prize: $3,000
Social and Cultural Integrity Prize: $2,000
For more details check our website: 2012.participlace.org