A traditional Sukkah is a temporary hut constructed for use during Sukkot. It is a private living area for a family or a specific group. However, a spatial meaning and boundary should be developed within the urban setting. In the public space, users of Sukkah are not a family or specific group, but random people. A traditional Sukkah is hard to blend into public areas. What is an appropriate response to the urbanized Sukkah? It can be achieved by expanding what people’s perception of the boundary is rather than expanding a physical one. A cognitive boundary creates much more of an open and wider public space, allowing interactions between people to occur more freely.
The concept of EXPANDING STAR is that each unit creates an opened perceived boundary. The Sukkah then is blended into the public space with both the physical and visual connection. In this urbanized Sukkah space, people can have more opportunities to create broader relationships than in the traditional Sukkah. They can eat, rest, communicate and share their joy of Sukkot with a diverse group of people.