CANstruction's Annual Event Calls Attention to Hunger
Founded in 1992, Canstruction® is a unique food drive created by the Society for Design Administration (SDA) to call national attention to hunger. Events are held annually in more than 300 cities and have grown to become one of the largest and most consistent canned food contributors to food banks around the world.
Strongsville, OH –On Thursday evening April 12, 2018 at South Park Mall, 14 local teams designed and built structures made entirely of full cans of food. At the end of the exhibit, the cans are donated to the Greater Cleveland food bank assisting local families in Northeast Ohio. Through combined Canstruction Cleveland and Canstruction Jr efforts, over 45,000 pounds and an additional check for $5,000.00 was donated from the event this year.
The completed structures were judged and awards were presented to the following teams:
CanSpirit AIA Students Kent State University “Nessie”
(The structure that uses the most cans -4,800 cans)
Best Meal Perspectus Architecture “The Giving Tree”
(The structure that uses its cans to create the most nutritious meal.)
Best Use of Labels AIAA “Marvin the Martian meets the NASA Rover”
(The structure that has the most creative and unique use of labels.)
Structural Ingenuity Herschman Architects “Everything is Awesome Lego’s 60th Anniversary”
(The structure that pushes the limits of construction with a challenging design and use of cans.)
People’s Choice Bialosky “Alice in Wonderland”
(The structure the jurors felt should be recognized that does not fit into any of the other categories.)
Best Original Design Sol Harris Day “Oh the Places you will Go”
(The structure that the jurors scored as the most exceptional design, concept and execution.)
Thank you to the following teams who also participated:
Cleveland State University, Domokur, DS Architecture, HSB, GPD Group, Hasenstab Architects, Whiting Turner/Vocon and USGBC.
If you would like more information on how to form a team, volunteer, or sponsor the 2019 Canstruction® event please contact the Canstruction Cleveland Planning Committee at [email protected] or 216-223-3202.
written by Judith Varga