Architects, designers, builders and engineers created amazing structures out of canned food during the Seventh Annual CanstructionLA design/build contest. The 2013 CanstructionLA event raised over 21,076 pounds of food for the Food Bank and for the first time, the event was held in conjunction with Downtown LA Art Walk.
Thank you to the CanstructionLA committee that worked so hard to put the event together, and to the six teams who created amazing works of art.
The winners are:
Judges Favorite- “Filling a (Growing) Need” by NBBJ and Buro Happold Engineers
Audience Favorite – “Avoid Hunger Everywhere” by RTKL Associates
Best Meal – “The Port of Los CANgeles” by PCL Construction and KPFFConsulting Engineers
Structural Ingenuity - “The LAX EnCANter Restaurant” by RBB Architects
Best Use of Labels - “CAN-day Afternoon” by Steinberg Architects
Honorable Mention – “CANstruction Republic” by Clark Construction and Thornton Tomassetti
The 2013 jury included Edward Cella, director of Edward Cella Art & Architecture; Adrian Kudler, editor of Curbed Los Angeles; Michelle Lainez, executive chef at Pete's Café; Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, principal of Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio and Joe Moller, executive director of Downtown LA Art Walk.
WHAT IS CANSTRUCTIONLA?
CANSTRUCTIONLA HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER THE ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING COMMUNITIES TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY AND RAISE AWARENESS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY.
Organized by a collaboration of design industry leaders,