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Swinerton Builders Hawaii: October 04, 2014

'Canstruction’ Competition Kicks off at Pearlridge Center

Local architects, engineers and contractors came together Saturday afternoon for the 9th Annual “Canstruction Competition” at Pearlridge Center.

The teams created giant structures out of canned food benefiting the Hawaii Foodbank.

This year’s message is “we can build a world without hunger, one can at a time.”

“This year’s theme is childhood dreams, and we’re really trying to focus on the fact that so many children in Hawaii go hungry every day,” said Amy Blagriff of the American Institute of Architects in Honolulu. “And so we’re hoping that the community will come out, too, and support this event here at Pearlridge.”

Didn’t get to see them yet? The structures will be displayed the shopping center for two weeks.

You can vote for your favorite one by donating canned goods. One can equals one vote.

Organizers say the event has raised more than 280,000 pounds of canned food to date.

The Canstruction judging panel has named the following honors for the most outstanding displays:

Jurors’ Favorite: “CANjagoans” by Allied Builders System/MGA Architecture
Structural Ingenuity: “Fiercely Fighting to End Hunger” (dragon) by Coffman Engineers
Best Use of Labels: “Dream UP High” by Richard Matsunaga & Associates
Best Meal: “Pirate’s Plunder: Treasure a Child’s Dream” by WATG
Honorable Mention: “Summer Dreams are CANceivable” (Olaf from the movie “Frozen”) by ADM Retail Planning & Architecture and “The Cat in the Hat” by Group 70 International/Swinerton Builders

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