Canstruction Names Award Winners

PrintAction Staff
May 20, 2014
By PrintAction Staff

Canstruction Vancouver, a charitable program founded by MET Fine Printers 12 years ago, announced its award-winning companies from the 19 sculptures created, which brought in donations of more than 65,000 cans of food.

Canstruction Vancouver is a juried design and build competition where teams of architects, engineers, graphic designers, schools and corporate teams compete to create sculptures out of full cans of food. This year’s 19 teams involved the work of over 225 builders, focused on the competition’s theme of “Around the World.”

After two days of building, the sculptures were put on public display at three Vancouver venues, including: the Pendulum Gallery, Rotunda at Pacific Centre, and Four Seasons Hotel in the heart of downtown.

Judging of the sculptures took place on Wednesday of last week followed by the ACANamy Awards emceed by Margaret Gallagher, host of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Hot Air program.

Winners of the National Awards will compete against more than 130 cities from around the world in the International Canstruction Competition later this year.

National Award Winners
Structural Ingenuity
Eiffel Tower by Allnorth and Maple Leaf Foods

Best Meal
World is Your Oyster by Ausenco

Best Use of Label    
Traveling Gnome by Perkins+ Will/MET Fine Printers

Honourable Mention
Lougheed Aircraft by AMEC

Honourable Mention
Lego Spaceman by Ritchie Bros.

Local Award Winners
Best Use of Theme    
Buzz Aldrins Helmet by New Westminster Secondary School    

Best Youth Team    
Victoria Sailing Vessel by Eric Hamber Secondary School/Chandler Assoc.    

Best Rookie Team    
Bi-Plane by Fast + Epp    

Landscape Architecture (Vancouver Convention Centre)
Windmill by PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.    

Balloon by Hatch Mott Macdonald    

CANcation Map and Luggage by Fluor

Graphic Design    
BackPack by PCL / Stantec    

CAN-do Award    
House from “UP” by Simon Fraser University  

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