Architects Prove ‘Canstruction’ Skills in Hawaii International Competition

23 July 2009 (Last Updated July 23rd, 2009 18:30)

Hawaii's architects and designers will be lifting the lid on new designs as they compete to create a winning giant structure out of canned food that will eventually be sent to those facing hunger. On 15 August, cans donated by residents will be used by local firms including Belt Collin

Hawaii's architects and designers will be lifting the lid on new designs as they compete to create a winning giant structure out of canned food that will eventually be sent to those facing hunger.

On 15 August, cans donated by residents will be used by local firms including Belt Collins, Fung Associates, Group 70 International, InSynergy Engineering, Kiewit Building Group, Kober Hansen Mitchell, KYA Design Group, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Urban Works and WATG.

Awards in Canstruction? include Jurors' Favorite, Structural Ingenuity, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal and People's Choice Award with the winners participating at national levels.

The Society for Design Administration runs the Canstruction programme, considered the largest single-day promotion for the food bank, with about 132,000lb of canned food delivered in the past three years.

Over 130 Canstruction competitions are scheduled in cities across the US and Canada this year apart from similar events planned in Australia, New Zealand and Columbia.