If you’ve been to White Marsh Mall in the last few weeks, you’ve likely seen the can-food sculptures and wondered exactly what they were for.
On Saturday, May 19, teams of Baltimore architects, engineers, contractors, designers and students marched into the White Marsh Mall prepared to create masterpieces for the AIA Baltimore 2012 CANstruction design competition. Each team used canned food to build a piece of artwork that remained on display at White Marsh Mall until Monday, June 4. All of the canned goods used were then donated to The Maryland Food Bank.
Yesterday, we crowned a people’s choice award winner!
A huge congratulations goes out to the Cannon Design team for their “B MORE” sculpture designed by Yen Cao, Migena Dilolli, Don Reeves and TJ Kim. Check out the attached images to see their amazing design! They spelled out B-MORE in the Baltimore skyline- pretty impressive!
The inspiration originated from CANstruction’s mission to engage, amaze and inspire the community to work together and help those in need. They wanted the sculpture to be a message of encouragement and motivation.
We asked the community to vote for their favorite sculpture on our Facebook page, here is a breakdown of the votes:
Baltimore iCans: 71
Crabby Hon: 43
Save the Bay, Save the Crab: 38
The people’s choice award along with 4 others (Best Meal, Best Use of Labels, Structural Ingenuity and Jurors Favorite) will be distributed at an awards reception on Thursday evening.
In 2011 CANstruction collected over 10,000 pounds of canned food and donated over $500 to The Maryland Food Bank to provide thousands of meals to hungry men, women and children. Although the final numbers are not in yet, it is estimated that we collected over 6,000 pounds of food and raised over $700 through this year’s CANstruction event.
For complete event details and information on our retailers, please visit White Marsh Mall’s Facebook page by clicking HERE!
We’ll have another update on White Marsh Mall’s “refresh” tomorrow!
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