On our way from SC to KY, we stopped at Pack Place in Asheville, NC, where the Canstruction competition was just getting started.
Thad Rhoden of Architectural Design Studio and this year’s Chairman explained the whole process to us, and we watched as seven teams of enthusiastic kids built fantastic creations from cans.
Canstruction is a national nonprofit organization sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Each year, it holds competitions in which teams construct huge sculptures entirely out of cans. At the end of the event, all the cans are donated to local food banks to help feed hungry people in the community.
|This entry was called "May Hunger Rest in Peas"|
Canstruction Asheville, sponsored by the Asheville chapter of AIA, is different than many Canstruction events because the contestant are all teams of middle and high school students. Each team comes up with its own idea and implements it with the assistance of a teacher and 1 or more architects.
Canstruction projects take the students through the full building cycle:
|The team for this caramel apple urged people to “spread a |
little sweetness by donating food to Manna Food Bank.”