News | November 2011

Engineers, Architects compete - DCN

November 15, 2011

A structure inspired by the popular Angry Birds video game won the jurors’ favorite award at the 2011 Canstruction competition in Toronto.

The “Angry Birds defEAT Hunger” structure by DIALOG was the Jurors’ Favourite at this year’s 2011 Canstruction. The four-day event resulted in a donation of 85,300 pounds of food to the Daily Bread Food Bank. Competitors were both students and professionals from Toronto’s design community. Nineteen teams of engineers and architects competed.

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Canstruction 2011 - Live with Culture

November 10, 2011

Now in its 13th year, the annual CANstruction exhibition is currently on show until Friday (November 11) in the lobbies of the various TD Centre buildings along King Street West (west of Bay). CANstruction is one of the city’s most inventive charity drives in which design teams build monolithic and whimsical structures out of canned goods, all in a single night. The entries are then judged in a range of categories from jurors’ favorite (Angry Birds DefEAT Hunger, above, by Dialog) to structural ingenuity and best use of labels. At week’s end the structures are disassembled and all the cans are donated to Daily Bread Food Bank

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'Canstruction' and the belief that one can fight hunger - Digital Journal

November 10, 2011

Toronto - "It starts with one can." That is the call to arms, so to speak for Canstruction, the self-described "most unique food charity in the world" where architects join engineers, designers and students to build structures out of nothing more than cans of food.

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