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2018 Canstruction® Competition

Mahalo Canstruction® Competition Sponsors!
 

Congrats to our 13th Annual Canstruction® Winners & Entrants

On Saturday, October 6 at Pearlridge Center - Uptown, for the 13th year, competing teams lead by architects, builders and engineering professionals, showcased their talents by designing giant sculptures made entirely out of canned foods.  This years theme was “Comic-CAN."

A Kids Can Corner structure was also created with the assistance of hundreds of island keiki who brought at least five cans of food as a donation to the Hawaii Foodbank.

Canstruction® combines the competitive spirit of a design/build competition with a unique way to help feed hungry people. Over the past 12 years, 377,042 pounds of food has been raised to help feed the hungry in Hawaii – providing 295,766 meals.

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE? VOTE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD UNTIL OCT 20

One Can. One Vote!

At this time we invite you to visit Pearlridge - Uptown between October  6 - October 20 to view all amazing can-structions and vote for your favorite with canned goods.  The theme for this year is "Comic-CAN".

To vote you just place your cans in the shopping cart in front of each can-structure. All cans will be donated to the Hawaii FoodBank to help feed our less fortunate communities

Mahalo to our 2018 JuDGES

Chris Hong, AIA, 2017 AIA Honolulu past President, Purnima McCutcheon, AIA, incoming 2019 AIA Honolulu Vice President and Marisa Yamane, Anchor/Journalist with KHON-TV.  After a blind judging Saturday afternoon, architects and Canstruction® co-chairs Reid Mizue and AIA; Elyse Takashige, AIA announced the following honors.


2018 Canstruction® Award Recipients & Distinguished Entrants

BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN
“Dragon Ball “C”
by HDR


STRUCTURAL INGENUITY & MOST CANS
"Norman Osborn v. Green Goblin"
by WATG


BEST MEAL
"Poppin’ the Lid Off of Hunger"
by Bowers + Kubota Consulting


BEST USE OF LABELS
"CANsformer"
by AECOM & Hensel Phelps


KEIKI CORNER

by Hawaii Keiki's


DISTINGUISHED ENTRANT 
"X-Can - Slaying Hunger!"
by Coffman Engineers


DISTINGUISHED ENTRANT 
"Snoopy Turns Into The Hulk"
by G70 & Swinerton


DISTINGUISHED ENTRANT 
"Snorlax Uses Hyper Bean
It's Super Effective!"
by WSP



Mahalo Keiki Sponsor!



View Images from Past Winners & Entrants

View past winners & entrants from our 1st - 12th Canstruction® Competitions.


Canstruction®  is Trademarked by the Society for Design Administration

What is Canstruction? Competing teams, lead by architecture firms, allied designers and engineering and construction professionals will design and build structures by using canned goods and other non-perishable foods.

Structures, ranging in size from 1,000 to 13,000 cans, are created by stacking a variety of can sizes and shapes using the product labels as the color pallete. Structurally self-supporting, the only other materials to be used are 1/4inch leveling, cardboard, tape, rubber bands and wire. At the close of the exhibitions all of the food used in the structures is donated to the Hawaii Foodbank.

Canstruction®  is a national community service program trademarked and created by the Society for Design Administration (SDA) on behalf of the design and construction industry.   The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Honolulu Chapter, working in tandem with the other members of the design and construction industry presents the annual Canstruction® competition in Hawaii. 

Canstruction® is a design/build competition currently held in cities throughout North America. Click here to visit the official Canstruction® web site hosted by SDA and view photos of other cities' winners.

Media Requests

Photos of the AIA Honolulu Canstruction® competion are available for media purposes by contacting Jacy L. Youn, EVP, AIA Honolulu.

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