Earlier this month, CANstruction Pittsburgh celebrated its 3rd year with an installation at the Mall at Robinson showcasing six teams building massive sculptural structures completely out of canned goods. More than 10, 250 cans were collected, an estimated $7,654 value, to be donated to local food banks of each team’s choosing. The canned good sculptures were also judged by a local jury comprised of Alyssa Jurewicz-Johns of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Alex Lackner from Fourth Economy, Aire Plichta, a fashion press specialist and blogger, The Honorable Matt Smith, Pennsylvania State Senator, Erin Raff of AIA Pittsburgh, and Dave McGaffin from The Mall at Robinson. Awards were given in categories such as Best Meal, Structural Ingenuity, and Jurors’ Favorite, among others. The awards were:
Best Meal: Just Ducky by AE works
Best Use of Labels: CANtendo by Perkins Eastman
Structural Ingenuity: Bridging the Hunger Gap by ASCE and Carpenters Union
Jurors’ Favorite: Just Ducky by AE works
Honorable Mention: CANtendo by Perkins Eastman
CANstruction is an charitable organization created in 1992 which holds design/build competitions in over 140 cities worldwide to create awareness of the fight against hunger. To learn more, read about CANstruction Pittsburgh here.