Canstruction New York 2016

The 2016 exhibit had 25 teams and City Harvest rescued nearly 64,000 lbs of high quality canned food from the structures and donations of visitors to the exhibit.

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Gensler What Goes Around Cans Around

2016 Canstruction New York Exhibit Virtual Tour

The 2016 winners! The winners of the 24th Annual Canstruction® Competition are:

Jurors' Favorite: Lean On Me by Dattner Architects

Structural Ingenuity: Twist and Shout by HOK

Best Meal: Vincent Can Gogh by Silman

Best Use of Labels: What Goes Around, Cans Around by Gensler

Honorable Mention: Say Yes to No More Hunger by Arup

Honorable Mention: Cut Out Hunger by GACE Consulting Engineers

Most Cans: What Goes Around, Cans Around by Gensler with close to 8,000 cans

People's Choice: What Goes Around, Cans Around by Gensler

Cheri Award
The Cheri Award was given to Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP for their entry CANctuary. This was the seventh 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 her husband's nephew, Nick Telesca awarded this year’s prize to a team that has participated very successfully for 23 of the 24 years of Canstruction New York and the theme and mission statement of their structure was particularly poignant this year.
"It doesn’t matter if it is called a mosque, a synagogue or a chapel. Throughout the world people find sanctuary and hope in spaces like ours. It is a place to reflect on how lucky we are... and consider how the structures we create can protect and nourish others, physically and spiritually. Ameen, Amen, Hallelujah"

Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who made the 24th Annual New York City Canstruction® Design/Build Competition possible.

The jury was comprised of:

  • Joseph V. Amodio, Journalist and Television Writer
  • Nelly Koko-Konan, Pret Foundation Manager
  • Abraham Merchant, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merchant Hospitality Inc.
  • Chef François Payard, Chef, Restauranteur and Cookbook Author
  • Benjamin Prosky, American Institute of Architects NY Executive Director
2016 Jurors

From left to right: Chef François Payard, Abraham Merchant, Nelly Koko-Konan, Benjamin Prosky, Joseph V. Amodio

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The Canstruction® New York exhibition is presented with generous support from Brookfield.