2014 Canstruction®
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The 2014 Metro Detroit Annual Design and Build Competition
to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank 

Metro Detroit architects and designers create colossal sculptures entirely of cans to feed hungry neighbors through the Canstruction® competition. This year, under the auspices of AIA Detroit, Kroger once again provided a generous $10,000 gift to help with the purchase of cans for each structure, Tower Construction donated Masonite to use in each display, and Wayne State University served as a great host for the week-long display and the competition held on Noel Night.

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2014 Canstruction® Sculptures

Photos of the 2014 CANstruction sculptures can be viewed on Gleaners' Facebook page

Congratulations to the 2014 competition winners:
Best Meal: HKS 
Best Use of Labels: dPOP!
Facebook Fan Favorite: dPOP!
Juror's Favorite: Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.
Honorable Mention:Neumann/Smith - BCBSM - Hiller's Market
People’s Choice: PARTNERS in Architecture, PLC
Structural Integrity: Smith Group JJR 

We really appreciate the generosity and hard work that each of the teams put into this year's competition: AIAS UDM, Albert Kahn Associates, Inc., dPOP!, Gensler, HKS, IBI Group, Neumann/Smith - BCBSM - Hiller's Market, PARTNERS in Architecture, PLC, SmithGroupJJR, Stantec, TMP Architecture, Inc., and Wayne State University College of Engineering. This year we raised 33,233 pounds of food and over $2,800, which will provide 35,991 meals for our neighbors in need!

Canstruction® is a nonprofit organization that holds annual design and build competitions to benefit local food banks. Founded in 1992, the competitions are responsible for collecting over 25 million pounds of food for the communities in which it hosts events. Click here to make a donation to Gleaners. 

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Start Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
End Date:   Friday, December 12, 2014

42 W. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
United States

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