Six A&D Firms Earn Top Honors in Canstruction NY

Friday, November 25th, 2011 - Modern Interior

by Staff | Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

New York Canstruction Loaded Dice Gensler WSP Flack + Kurtz

“Loaded Dice” by Gensler and WSP Flack + Kurtz was this year’s Jurors’ Favorite.

If you design it, they will eat. The 19th annual Canstruction New York event held last week brought out creative types across the design industry to allow their imaginations run wild for a great cause. Teams from several of the city’s A&D firms, local schools, financial institutions and more conceptualized, designed and built 26 sculptures constructed entirely from canned food, which was showcased at the World Financial Center in downtown Manhattan.

Six winning entries brought home top honors judged by a jury of their peers, including Interior Design articles editor Annie Block, Jeff Andrews of Jeff Andrews – Design, Michael Arad of Handel Architects, LLP, Wade Burch of SouthWestNY, Mary-Jean Eastman of Perkins Eastman Architects, Richard Hayden Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, Ellie Krieger of The Food Network’s Healthy Appetite and Chip Wade of HGTV’s Curb Appeal.

The structures, which totaled 99,305 non-perishable goods, were deconstructed this week and donated to City Harvest just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

New York Canstruction Skanska USA

“Suspending Hunger by Skanska USA took home the Structural Ingenuity Award.

New York Canstruction

Best Use of Labels went to Gruzen Samton – IBI Group for “QR-CAN: Link to Fight Hunger”

New York Canstruction

The award for Best Meal went to DattnerArchitects for “Root Against Hunger”.

New York Canstruction

Leslie E. Robertson Associates received an Honorable Mention Award for “Shredding Light on Hunger”.

New York Canstruction

A second Honorable Mention Award went to “NepTUNA the HippoCANpus Against Hunger” by Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP.

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