Canstruction New York 2011

The 19th Annual New York City Canstruction® Competiton and Exhibition was a great success. The complete list of winners and jurors can be found below. All structure photos by Canstruction/Kevin Wick. Photo of this year's jurors by Sunny Norton

The New York City Canstruction® Competition has completed its 19th year thanks to the hundreds of volunteers, contributors and participants who dedicate their time and talent. The exhibition took place in the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center, 220 Vesey Street and the West Side Highway. This year the structures provided enough food to feed nearly 60,000 hungry New Yorkers and with an additional 20,000 fed through contributions from the public. The New York City competition was Co-Presented by Canstruction New York, Inc., the Society for Design Administration New York Chapter, the AIA New York Chapter and arts>World Financial Center. Click on the image below to view a virtual tour of images of all Canstruction New York 2011's entries (click on the image below).
The NYC 2011 winners were:

Juror's Favorite: Loaded Dice by Gensler / WSP Flack + Kurtz

Structural Ingenuity: Suspending Hunger by Skanska USA

Best Meal: Root Against Hunger by Dattner Architects

Best Use of Labels: QR-CAN: Link to Fight Hunger by Gruzen Samton • IBI Group

Honorable Mention: NepTUNA the HippoCANpus Against Hunger by Gilsanz Murray Steficek. This entry also won the Honorable Mention in the International Competition!

Honorable Mention: Shedding Light on Hunger by Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA)

The Cheri Award was given to Eleanor Roosevelt High School / Sandra Forman Design for their entry Strike Out Hunger. This was the second 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 on Cheri's wish, especially in the last few year's of her life, to get students in schools around the world engaged in the design process while heightening their awareness of the issue of hunger throughout the world. Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who made the 19th Annual New York City Canstruction Design/Build Competition possible.
The 2011 jury was comprised of:
  • Michael Arad, AIA, LEED AP of Handel Architects, LLP whose design for the World Trade Center Site Memorial recently opened to the public
  • Annie Block, an articles editor at Interior Design
  • Jeff Andrews, celebrated California-based interior designer
  • Mary-Jean Eastman, FAIA, MRAIC, IIDA, a founding partner of Perkins Eastman Architects
  • Richard Hayden, FAIA RIBA, Managing Principal at Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
  • Ellie Krieger, New York Times bestselling author, James Beard Foundation award winner and host of The Food Network's Healthy Appetite
  • Wade Burch, C.E.C., Executive Chef at Neely's Barbeque Parlor and first-place winner on the Food Network series Chopped
  • and Chip Wade, Master Carpenter on HGTVs Curb Appeal: The Block and HGTVs Designed to Sell.
Team Title Description
American Express Box Out Hunger! Box w/4 sides showing Amex logo and phrases One Can and Make a Difference
Parsons Brinckerhoff CAT 5 to the RESCUE Bulldozer knocking down HUNGER wall
Gensler and WSP Flack + Kutrz Loaded Dice Die w/ Rainbow colored slice pulled from one corner
Thornton Tomasetti High-Tops for Hunger! Red Converse High Top Sneaker
Leslie E. Robertson Associates Shedding Light on Hunger 3 Burning Candles
Dattner Architects Root Against Hunger Tree with Roots Extending Out
Gruzen Samton • IBI Group QR-CAN: Link to Fight Hunger QR scan to website
Severud Associates Consulting Engineers We CAN EnLIGHTen the World Statue of Liberty torch
Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLP Rise Against Hunger Hot Air Balloon
Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP NepTUNA the HippoCANpus Against Hunger Seahorse
Arup Lobster Claw Alexander McQueen shoe popularized by Lady Gaga
DeSimone Consulting Engineers Cangry Birds An Angry Bird
National Reprographics Inc. Breaking Dawn Pawn and Queen (from Bookcover)
Ted Moudis Associates The Moudis Touch Bag of Gold
CetraRuddy STOP Hunger START Sharing 3D Pedestrian Sign (Walk Don't Walk)
GACE Consulting Engineers Giving Hunger the Boot Cowboy Boot
Langan Engineering and John Fotiadis Architect Time to End Hunger Clock Tower
AECOM CANtropolis Cityscape
Halcrow, Inc. Cantainership Container Ship going under a Bridge
SOM Town Upside Down Upside Down House and Trees
Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Sandra Forman Architect Strike Out Hunger Bowling Ball Striking Pins
Skanska USA Suspending Hunger Brooklyn Bridge
Robert Silman Associates TiCANic Sinking Titanic
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC Alexander McCan Alexander McQueen shoe popularized by Lady Gaga
Ennead Architects Hungry Birds Angry Bird being Flung through a Wall
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The Canstruction® New York exhibition is presented with generous support from Brookfield.