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
Eiffel Tower by Allnorth and Maple Leaf Foods
World is Your Oyster by Ausenco
Best Use of Label
Traveling Gnome by Perkins+ Will/MET Fine Printers
Lougheed Aircraft by AMEC
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
BackPack by PCL / Stantec
House from “UP” by Simon Fraser University