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Canstruction® Generates More Than 11,000 Canned Goods

Posted March 17, 2010 in StudentPublic

The 2nd Annual Canstruction® project, co-sponsored by Kendall College of Art and Design, announced the results of the design/build competition on display March 3-7, 2010 at the West Michigan Home & Garden Show in Grand Rapids.

More than 11,250 canned goods, over $279 and 83 bottles of new, unopened laundry detergent donations were delivered Monday, March 8 to The Salvation Army's Booth Family Services, a member of the ACCESS Pantry Network.

Kendall design students, as well as seven teams of area architecture, engineering, and design firms, built incredible 10' x 10' x 8' canned food sculptures to help raise awareness of hunger in our community.

The 2010 Canstruction winners are:

 

 

 

  • The People's Choice Award - "MaCANaw Bridge," by AMDG Architects (Visitors of the Home & Garden Show voted for this award with a money donation of any amount.)
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  • Best Use of Labels - "The Face of Hunger, Africa," by Paradigm Design, Inc., CD Barnes Associates, Inc. and Rhoades Engineering Corp.
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  • Best Meal - "MaCANaw Bridge," by AMDG Architects
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  • Structural Ingenuity - "The Face of Hunger, Africa," by Paradigm Design, Inc., CD Barnes Associates, Inc. and Rhoades Engineering Corp.
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  • Juror's Favorite - "The Face of Hunger, Africa," by Paradigm Design, Inc., CD Barnes Associates, Inc. and Rhoades Engineering Corp.
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  • Honorable Mention - "A Healthy Picnic Lunch with a Punch," by Beta Design and Progressive AE
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  • Honorable Mention - "CANana," (banana) by Kendall College of Art and Design students
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    Local winners (excluding The People's Choice Award) will go on to compete internationally via photo submission to a panel of jurors convened at the SDA/AIA Annual Convention in the spring.

    Nationally organized, Canstruction is a charity committed to ending hunger. Locally, Canstruction in Grand Rapids is a student-driven design competition in the form of sculptural art led by a Kendall senior student, Interior Design major Emily Davison. For more information, and photos of sculptures, visit www.canstruction.org.

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