The CARES project has announced its 2012 Design Challenge: 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
View/download the announcement poster (PDF)