Each year local architects, designers, contractors and engineers across the country build creative structures for a cause during Canstruction. Members of the Fort Worth chapters of the Society for Design Administration and The American Institute of Architects sponsor the local event. These generous partners use canned and boxed foods to build the structures and donate those items to Tarrant Area Food Bank at the end of the event.
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2020 Theme: Closing the Book on Hunger
Congratulations to the 2019 Canstruction Winners!
2019 Theme: A Marvel End to Hunger
The official numbers are in for the 2019 CANstruction Fort Worth Competition!
1. 20,408 lbs of food donated by 11 Amazing Teams
2. $4,226 in People’s Choice Votes = 6 lbs per dollar = 25,356 lb
3. Grand Total of 45,764lbs!!!!
MOST CANS Winner – “Illuminating Hope” by Freese & Nichols
BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN Winner! – “WA-CAN-DA Forever!” by Rogue Architects
BEST USE OF LABELS Winner – “Knocking Hunger Out in Tarrant County, Texas” by Tarrant County College, South Campus
People’s Choice Winner: “Illuminating Hope” By Freese & Nichols
STRUCTURAL INGENUITY Winner: “Quitting Hunger Cold Turkey” by Huitt~Zollars
BEST MEAL Winner: “Blasting Away Hunger” by Orcutt Winslow
Congratulations to the 2018 Canstruction Winners!
Title: Big Impact Bold Vision: Virtual Reality
Can Count: 3250
Ingredients: 1910 Red Gold Diced Tomatoes, 1140 Organics Garbanzo Beans,200 Signature Low Sodium Dark Red Kidney Beans
Over the past 20 years of Canstruction, the world has seen incredible technological growth. In recent years, one of these technologies that have had a BIG IMPACT not just as a video game device, but also in the world of architecture has been the advent of virtual reality. We’ve got a BOLD VISION of a future where this technology will take over.
Title: Crushing Hunger into Extinction
Can Count: 3,140
Ingredients: Del Monte Leaf Spinach 350 Cans, Del Monte Sweet Peas 350 Cans, Healthy Choice – Chicken with Rice 200 Cans, Chicken of the Sea Tuna 900 Cans, Del Monte – Summer Crisp Kernel Corn 25 Cans, V8 – Original Vegetable Juice 25 Cans, Bush’s – Original Baked Beans 350 Cans, Bush’s Baked Beans 120 Cans, Bush’s – Grillin Beans 120 Cans, Bush’s – Grillin Southern Pit BBQ 120 Cans, Bush’s – Baked Beans Maple Bacon 90 Cans, Chicken Breast 220 cans, Ranch Style – BBQ Beans 10 Cans, Hunts – Diced Tomatoes 130 Cans, Sweet White Corn 130 Cans
One of the most thrilling parts of any dinosaur movie is that moment when a giant T-rex foot fills the screen and crushes everything in its way. If only hunger were as easy to crush as the cars and trees in the dino’s path. Our structure is a physical embodiment of the strength we all possess to be hunger-crushers. Collectively, we can work together to help end hunger in Tarrant County by donating to those in need, supporting our local food banks with our time and funds, and supporting companies that make sure their employees are paid a living wage, allowing them to healthily feed their families.
Tarrant County College-South Campus
Title: Kickin’ Hunger
Can Count: 3000
Ingredients: Tuna Cans
Hunger in Tarrant County exists from one end of the county to the other. It impacts so many peoples’ lives: young and old. Overcoming this challenge takes the effort of all the people working together to eliminate hunger or as our display expresses: KICKIN’ HUNGER OUT OF TARRANT COUNTY.
What can we do in our local communities to end hunger? Our CANstructure – an image of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee illustrates one of his kicks – representing our effort to eliminate…or KICK HUNGER out of our Tarrant County. This is a call for all county residents to rally together and to seriously begin to end hunger. Let this be a new Tarrant County legacy by enabling our people to not go hungry, thus, KICKING HUNGER OUT OF TARRANT COUNTY.
Title: Surf’s Up Pikachu! Fighting Hunger for 20 years.
Can Count: 5844
Ingredients: (2,808) Gebhardt Refried Beans, (1,272) Bush’s Black Beans, (360) Great Value Sliced Potatoes, (1,152) Great Value Cut Green Beans, (192) RanchStyle Beans, (60) Hunt’s Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (1,776) Great Value Spaghetti
For twenty years Pikachu has been battling by land, air, and sea with a big heart and a electric shock. Let’s help him surf to end Hunger in Tarrant County, and the world
Can Count: 8,016
Ingredients: Great Value – Whole Kernel Corn, Great Value – Cut Green Beans, Great Value – Sliced Carrots, Great Value – Peas & Diced Carrots
You & Me……………Us & Them…………Feed the Hungry & Provide Programs. Help Families & Communities Thrive…………..Stop Hunger & Change Lives 50,000 Individuals in a Week & 53,000 Households in a Month
Food Source & Vital Partnerships……….Donors & Volunteers………..Me & You
It is hard to put into words how scary food insecurity can be for families. Since late 1990 there has been a nearly 60% increase in people going hungry including children and senior citizens. One person cannot solve this problem, but when you include “&” the solution becomes manageable and hopefully reversible. Tarrant County Food Bank does so much with their partners, their volunteers and their donors. They will continue to help our neighbors, our friends and our colleagues with their team & you……
Can Count: 804
Ingredients: Ranch Style Pinto Beans –432, Signature Select Chili No Beans – 12, Signature Kitchen Chili Beans – 180, Wolf Brand Chili with Beans – 12, Hunts Diced Fire-Roasted Tomatoes – 84, Organics Chili Beans – 12, Del Monte Sliced Peaches
Our structure must be “Simple, elegant, yet bold…” to “…Confront the problem! Fight! Win!” if we are to make a bold impact on hunger, says Edna Mode in Hero’s Weekly. She also stated “No Capes!” are needed for this mission.