“War(hol) on Hunger” structure wins big at Canstruction competition.

BRR walked away from this year’s Canstruction competition having earned the prestigious Harvester’s Champion award and Best Use of Labels award. BRR also achieved Honorable Mention at the International Competition.

Each year design teams of architects, engineers and interior designers set out to design the biggest, best and most innovative
structure using only canned goods and non-perishable food items to benefit Harvestors, a local food bank. Planning for Canstruction officially began at BRR in September 2009. After a short deliberation, our team decided on a structure inspired
by Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe paintings.

On January 13th, 2010 the first group of Canstructors headed to Union Station before the sun was up. Using cans in a variety of types of tuna and salmon regulation groups of five team members worked in shifts for a very full day’s worth of work. In the end, the result was BRR’s best entry in the Canstruction competition to date. Our Marilyn is a ten foot diameter cylinder standing
just over 8 ft high.

More important than any awards are the numbers surrounding BRR’s 2010 entry, our structure provided a total of over 9,100 cans to Harvesters, this is equivalent to just over 2273 meals, 2796 pounds of food and approximately $10,000.00 worth of fundraising and product. For all teams combined, Price Chopper donated over 63,000 canned goods for all sixteen teams.

Canstruction is a design and build competition benefitting food banks in over 120 North American cities. Each year design
teams of architects, engineers and interior designers set out to design the biggest, best and most innovative structure using only canned goods and non-perishable food items to benefit Harvesters, a local food bank. Many thanks to this year’s official can
sponsor, Price Chopper.