Friday, November 13, 2009

CANstruction 2009: Sculptures Made From Cans of Food at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden

Peace Out Hunger (Conant)
Give Peace A Can (Gensler)
Don't Walk Away from Hunger (Thorton Tomasetti)
We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends (Ted Moudis Associates)
We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends (Ted Moudis Associates)
Big Apple Cansportation (Hatch Mott MacDonald)
Can Watch (Hok)
Canny Island (FX Fowle/WSP Flack + Kurtz)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Polshek Partnership Architects)
Shedding Light on Hunger (Rand Engineering and Architecture)
PumpCAN (Ferguson & Shamamian)
Barry the St. CANard (AECOM)
We Can Feed the World (National Reprographics, Inc.)
Lend A Helping Can (Dattner Architects)
CANnery Row (Severud Associates)
Peanut Butter Love (Perkins + Will)
It's Raining Cans (Langan Engineering)
PumpCAN Pie (Desimone)
Twisting to New Heights (Weidlinger Associates, Inc)
"Feed the Bank" Piggy Bank (Arianna Braun)
Snakes on a CANe (Gilsanz Murray Steficek, LLP)
CoCANut Oasis (Robert Silman Associates)
Hungry Hudson (Einhorn Yaffee Perscott)
"Food For All" (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill)
A Light at the End of the CANarsie Tunnel (MTA New York City Transit)

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.

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