Canstruction – One “can” make a difference
Building a life-size sculpture out of LEGO bricks is fun, but building one out of cans of food can make all the difference. Canstruction is using one can of food as a catalyst for change. April 3rd marked the building date for Canstruction® Colorado 2012: Hungry for Change presented by Hunger Free Colorado.
Canstruction® Colorado 2012: Hungry for Change is an exciting design/build competition and exhibition in which local designers build large-scale structures made entirely of cans of food. After the exhibition, the food is donated to local food banks.
This year’s event is produced in association with the Society for Design Administration. The event is being held at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, April 3-9 and is free with admission to the museum.
Several design teams have participated in this event including Fentress Architects; the company that designed this magnificent building, the Colorado Convention Center. Fentress Architects based their design around the iconic blue bear art work “I See What You Mean” by Lawrence Argent. Fentress hopes by their involvement to build awareness of hunger in Colorado by enforcing the mentality of; “I see what you mean. How CAN I help?”
Fentress Architects won 2 out of the 4 awards - Jurors Favorite and Structural Ingenuity. Plus the popular vote by those that attended the event. They will be going to Nationals to show off their Canstruction for hunger.
The display of the Canstruation will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science until Monday the 9th. Check out all the cool Canstruction displays on 9News.