The 20th Annual Canstruction NYC event was a big success!
The exhibit, which was postponed from November 2012 after Hurricane Sandy, was open to the public from February 1 – 11, 2013. Close to 100,000 pounds of food was donated to City Harvest.
See how teams build the structures and the finished can sculptures. Take the virtual tour of the Canstruction New York exhibit now:
The winners of the 20th Annual Canstruction Competition are:
Juror’s Favorite: Topping Hunger by Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA)
Structural Ingenuity: VeCAN HAM-mer Hunger! by STUDIOS Architecture
Best Meal: A-Peel to End Hunger by Arup
Best Use of Labels: Come on Down to Fight Hunger! by American Express CANstruction Team
Honorable Mention: We Shell Overcome by GACE Consulting Engineers.
Honorable Mention: New York Breakfast by WJE Architects & Engineers
The Cheri Award was given to Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLP for their entry Charlie and the Gang “CAN”toons Fight Hunger. This was the third 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 picked the winner based from a pool of teams that donated their cans immediately after Hurricane Sandy hit in November (causing the competition to be postponed). This team donated their cans to City Harvest and regrouped to buy new cans and then build their structure! Their efforts deserve some special recognition.
Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who made the 20th Annual New York City Canstruction Design/Build Competition possible.
This year’s jury was comprised of:
- John DeSilvia, Host of DIY Network’s Rescue My Renovation
- Carla Hall, Owner of Alchemy and Cohost of ABC’s The Chew
- Frances Halsband, FAIA, Founding Partner, Kliment Halsband Architects
- Thomas G. Loughlin, CAE, Executive Director, ASME
- Marisa Zafran, Director of Public Relations & Marketing, Le Parker Meridien
Left to right, Carla Hall, Thomas Loughlin, Marisa Zafran, Frances Halsband, John DeSilvia
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.