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Canstruction 2013

CORE Architects will be participating in this years Canstruction 2013 which is a non-profit competition that decreases hunger and fights poverty in Toronto and cities around the world. Each year, teams of designers, architects and engineers – students and professionals – donate their time to build massive, incredible structures from cans of food, with donations going to the Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto’s largest community food bank. In this city alone, more than 800,000 client visits happen each year, approximately 32 per cent of them children, use food-relief programs. Since 1992, Canstruction has contributed more than 17.5 million pounds of food to food programs around the world, demonstrating that we can win the fight against hunger.

CORE’s entry into the Canstruction 2013 event is “Can The Penny” inspired by Hamilton’s Gore fountain. The design incorporates approximately 2000 cans of Tuna, weighing a total of 750lbs. It will utilize laser cut templates and metal rods to assist in the construction process. LED lights and simulated water will be the responsibility of our special effects group, bringing the fountain to life. With a team of over ten participating in the construction process we will have a mere 7 hours to place each of the 2000 cans into the proposed design. Canstruction 2013 takes place on June 3rd and the designs will be on public display till the 9th of June at the TD Centre, (at Bay and King streets). We encourage all of you to visit and donate your pennies (remember those) to further help the fight against hunger in Toronto, don’t forgot to make a wish!