Canstruction New York February 2013

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. The exhibition was housed in several locations within the World Financial Center Complex at 220 Vesey Street. See how teams build the structures and the finished can sculptures. Take the virtual tour of the Canstruction New York exhibit now by clicking the photo below: LERA Topping Hunger

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

Cheri AwardThe 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 the winners and thank you to everyone who made the 20th Annual New York City Canstruction Design/Build Competition possible.

The 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
Feb 2013 Jurors

Left to right: Carla Hall, Thomas Loughlin, Marisa Zafran, Frances Halsband, John DeSilvia

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