Each year the Washington Architectural Foundation and Society for Design Administration take over D.C.’s Shops at 2000 Penn to create Canstruction, when local architecture and design firms create structures made out of canned foods. By showcasing the cans and colors of the labels, they are able to create structures that will later be de-canstructed and donated to the Capital Area Food Bank. Visitors can vote for their favorite structure by bringing their own cans — next to each design there is a food bin, each food item donated equals one vote and one structure will go on to win the People’s Choice Award. You have until October 2nd to swing by 2000 Penn to cast your vote.
If you can’t make it, check out my photo gallery of this year’s entries.The photo above, of Big Ben, was created by AECOM.
DC’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library by Rippeteau Architects, PC
Pea-tronas Towers by HDR Inc.
The Guggenheim by Association Builders and Construction of Metro Washington and the Montgomery College Student Chapter Association
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Beijing China by American Society of Civil Engineers: NCS YMF
Lost Island Statue by Hartman-Cox Architects
CANtheon by Burt Hill
Windmills of Holland by David M. Schwarz Architects
The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest by EYP
Brunelleschi’s Dome by Cannon Design
HSB Turning Torso in Sweden by MV+A Architects
Moai Heads of Easter Island by SmithGroup
Red Telephone Box by Robert Silman Associates
The Sydney Opera House by Clark Nexsen
Mayan Temple by Leo A Daly