CANstruction 2016 Awards NK's Sculpture "Juror's Favorite"

For the 18th consecutive year, NK Architects participated in CANstruction. This year’s theme, “Summer Athletic Games” inspired us to push the boundaries of form that could be rendered by cans and construct a larger-than-life freestyle swimmer made completely of tuna cans surrounded by a pool of water bottles, all provided by JETRO CASH AND CARRY. From this design, NK was able to donate over 4,600 cans and water bottles weighing 1,925 pounds to The Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Thanks to our donors, NK was also able to make a significant cash donation to the food bank to help them in their critical mission to fight hunger and poverty in New Jersey. In total, NK has contributed 199,030 cans of food weighing 130,194 pounds over the past 18 years.

The build was held on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Livingston Mall in Livingston, NJ where a team of NK volunteers constructed the sculpture. The CANstruction awards ceremony was held on Friday, October 8, 2016. NK’s sculpture was proudly named “Juror’s Favorite.”

NK’s structure is one of hundreds that are part of CANstruction, a unique food charity and international design competition. Locally sponsored by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the New Jersey event benefits The Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Participating teams are made up of architects, engineers and students mentored by architectural professionals. Each team designs and builds giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. Since its beginning in 1992, CANstruction has donated over 30 million pounds of food!

NK thanks our staff, sponsors and all those who participated in CANstruction this year.

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