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New York Family just selected Canstruction New York as one of their events of the month for November. Read about it on their site.

The 22nd Annual Canstruction NYC Design/Build Competition is here.

The exhibit will be open from November 6th through November 20th 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (including weekends) in the Winter Garden and lobby of 250 Vesey Street, Brookfield Place.

Click on the photo to take a virtual tour of the 2014 exhibit

Thanks to ArtsBrookfield, there are, also, 3 Structures currently on display through November 14 outside of the competition at the following Brookfield Office Properties locations:

  • Grace Building, 1114 Avenue of the Americas (entrance on 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • 245 Park Avenue
  • One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway

The People’s Choice award voting is open on our Facebook page.

We have our winners!

The winners of the 22nd Annual Canstruction Competition are:

Jurors’ Favorite: Hungry to the Core by Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA)

Structural Ingenuity: Turn it Around by GACE Consulting Engineers, PC

Best Meal: Hounding Hunger by RAND Engineering & Architecture, DPC

Best Use of Labels: StaTUNA of Liberty by Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP

Honorable Mention: The Thinker by CetraRuddy

Honorable Mention: A Balanced Meal by Gensler

Most Cans: Van Gogh Away Hunger! by STUDIOS Architecture with 6,000 cans

The Cheri Award was given to CetraRuddy for their entry The Thinker. This was the fifth annual awarding of this prize named for Canstruction Founder, Cheri C. Melillo. Each year the criteria for this award changes and is awarded by the organizing committee or its agents. Cheri’s son, Brion van Over, and husband, Bruce Melillo awarded this year’s prize to a team that has embodied the perseverance that Cheri was known for.

Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who made the 22nd Annual New York City Canstruction Design/Build Competition possible.

The jury was comprised of:

  • Catherine McVay Hughes, Chair, Manhattan Community Board 1
  • Robert Simko, Co-Founder/Co-Editor/Publisher, The Broadsheet
  • Jason Cameron, Host of DIY Network’s Desperate Landscapes, Man Caves and Sledgehammer
  • Jordan Gruzen, FAIA, Director Emeritus, Gruzen Samton
  • Gavin McCloskey, Founder and President, nourishsnacks.com
  • Left to Right: Robert Simko, Jason Cameron, Catherine McVay Hughes, Jordan Gruzen, FAIA and Gavin McCloskey Photo: Tara Davis, Brookfield Office Properties

    The 21st Annual Canstruction NYC Design/Build Competition

    The winner of the 2013 Canstruction New York People’s Choice Award was Hunger Never Sleeps by Eleanor Roosevelt High School

    Click on the photo to take a virtual tour of the 2013 exhibit:

    The winners of the 21st Annual Canstruction Competition are:

    Jurors’ Favorite: Pour Your Heart Out by Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA)

    Structural Ingenuity: We CAN Kill Hunger by STUDIOS Architecture

    Best Meal: Hunger Never Sleeps by Eleanor Roosevelt High School

    Best Use of Labels: Cloudy with a Chance of Tuna by Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP

    Honorable Mention: Once Upon a Can by Thornton Tomasetti

    Honorable Mention: Despicable Hunger: Minions CanRise! by Perkins Eastman / Harlem RBI

    The Cheri Award was given to National Reprographics Inc. for their entry Jackie “42″ Robinson. This was the fourth annual awarding of this prize named for Canstruction Founder, Cheri C. Melillo. Each year the criteria for this award changes and is awarded by the organizing committee or its agents. Cheri’s son, Brion van Over, and husband, Bruce Melillo awarded this year’s prize to a team that has embodied the spirit of Canstruction through participation and service all 21 years of the Canstruction’s existence here in New York.

    Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who made the 21st Annual New York City Canstruction Design/Build Competition possible.

    The jury was comprised of:

    • Andrew Breslau,  The Alliance for Downtown New York
    • Tiffany Brooks, HGTV Star, Host of HGTV’S The Most Embarrassing Rooms in America
    • Bruce S. Fowle, FAIA, Senior Partner, FXFOWLE Architects
    • Ron Ben-Israel, Owner, Ben-Israel Cakes
    • Leah Suzanne Kaplan, Ridgewood Montessori School, former Chair Canstruction New York
    • Rosie Perez, Actor

    Left to Right: Bruce S. Fowle, Leah Suzanne Kaplan, Andrew Breslau, Rosie Perez, Tiffany Brooks and Ron Ben-Isreal

    Canstruction® is an international charity competition where architects, engineers, contractors and students they mentor, compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. At the close of the competition all of the food from the New York City competition will be donated to City Harvest.

    New York City is joined by over 100 cities across North America and other countries such as Australia and New Zealand who will hold Canstruction® Competitions in the coming year. Highlighting the creativity and compassion of top architectural and engineering firms, these astounding structures are helping to change the world – by lifting the spirits of those in need, by raising public awareness, and most importantly, by collecting millions of pounds of food for local food banks.

    Contact us at email@CanstructionNY.org if you have any questions or comments.

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