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.
ParticiPlace is an annual design challenge, organized at UC Berkeley, which fosters collaboration between designers and underserved communities and promotes sustainable and socially responsive building designs.
The combination of both social and technical challenges in design project calls for multidisciplinary teams of designers, architects and engineers working closely with community members.
Register by: 06-10-2012 / Submit by: 06-10-2012