North Star Mall presents 14th Annual Canstruction® Design/Build Competition

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North Star Mall presents CANstruction
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North Star Mall will host the 14th Annual Canstruction® design/build competition as one of the San Antonio Food Bank’s Hunger Action Month events to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief. Seven teams representing the San Antonio chapters of The American Institute of Architects and the Society for Design Administration are given 12 hours on September 8 to defy expectations, logic and gravity as they assemble amazing sculptures using approximately 30,000 cans of food.

The supersized masterpieces will be judged at the Canopener awards ceremony attended by industry professionals and special guests. Teams will vie for award categories in Structural Ingenuity; Best Use of Labels; Best Meal; Juror’s Favorite; Best Use of the Color Orange; and two Honorable Mentions. The sculptures remain on display throughout North Star Mall's common areas during mall hours through Saturday, September 21.

The competing teams include: RVK Architects with Lundy & Franke Engineering and F.A. Nunnelly General Contractors; Alamo Architects with Turner Construction; RS&H Architecture, Engineering & Consulting; Rogers O’Brien Construction; and the The Art Institute of San Antonio. Two teams of architecture students from the AIAS Chapters of San Antonio College and UTSA are being sponsored by Broadway Bank.

The public is encouraged to donate canned food at a simultaneous food drive within the mall at participating retailers. All canned goods used to create the unconventional art exhibits at North Star Mall will be donated to the San Antonio Food Bank at the close of the competition.

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North Star Mall
7400 U.S. 281 Access Rd
San Antonio, TX


Ticket Info

Admission is free.