Last week, the 19th annual CANstruction competition kicked off, with teams of architects and engineers spending a night building sculptures out of canned food, which will be donated to City Harvest. Mixing art and design, the pieces must be visually compelling but also structurally sound. The cans are on view at the World Financial Center through November 21, and on Monday, the winners were announced at a big gala. Take a look at the top six entries as well as the rest—hopefully they’ll help get you hungry for dinner.
The gray building.
Loaded Dice//Best Overall Design
Loaded Dice (Those are some cool cans.)
Suspending Hunger//Structural Ingenuity Award
QR-CAN: Link to Fight Hunger//Best Use of Labels
QR-CAN: Link to Fight Hunger (Wonder if it works with a real QR scanner?)
Root Against Hunger//Best Meal
NepTUNA the HippoCANpus Against Hunger//Honorable Mention
Shedding Light on Hunger//Honorable Mention
STOP Hunger START Sharing
High-Tops for Hunger!
Alexander McCan (Looks comfy.)
Giving Hunger the Boot
Strike Out Hunger
CAT 5 to the RESCUE
Town Upside Down
TiCANic (she looks ready to split in half)
Rise Against Hunger
Breaking Dawn (from the back cover of the book)
Box Out Hunger