Wiping Out Hunger Dude (ARUP)
Canstruction®, a unique food charity organized competitions throughout North America to design and build giant sculptures made entirely from full cans of food. Here in New York, the display of sculptures opened yesterday at the World Financial Center( Courtyard Gallery and Winter Garden ). Architects, engineers and students have been participating in this event. This year’s entries from New York City will be displayed from November12-23 at the World Financial Center, and then dismantled and donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need. These are the images that I made last night of some of the entries. The WFC hours are: November 12, 2009 9 am–11 pm, November 13–22, 2009 7 am–11 pm, November 23, 2009 (LAST DAY) 7 am–5 pm. The Winter Garden is located at 220 Vesey St.
From Canstruction website:
A foundation of the Society for Design Administration (SDA), Canstruction® is a Trademarked design/build competition currently held in cities throughout North America Australia and cities from around the world will soon be participating . Teams of architects, engineers, and students mentored by these professionals, compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. It takes 8-12 weeks and thousands of cans of food to create a structure.
The results are displayed to the public as magnificent sculpture exhibits in each city where a competition is held. The public is invited to donate canned food at the time of the exhibition. At the close of the exhibitions all of the canned food used in the structures is donated to local food banks for distribution to emergency feeding programs that include pantries, soup kitchens, elderly and day care centers.
Since its inception, ten million pounds of food has been donated to aid in the fight against hunger. Initiated by the Denver, Seattle and New York Chapters of the SDA in 1992/93, Canstruction® now has over one hundred and thirty individual competitions scheduled to take place during the 2009-2010 cycle.
Design and Construction Industry professional associations that have partnered with the SDA in organizing local competitions include the American Institute of Architects, the Society for Marketing Professional Services and the International Interior Design Association.