Everyone knows Dumbo is the elephant that can fly, but would a Dumbo made entirely of cans fly, too?
Well, not actually fly — but would it look just like the Dumbo found on the ride at Disneyland? That’s what a team of engineers and architects from the Disneyland Resort wanted to know when they decided to volunteer and take part in the Orange County Food Bank’s eighth annual Canstruction® event.
“We want to make it seem like he’s flying over clouds in the air when we’re done,” said Tuan Nguyen, a mechanical engineer with the Disneyland Resort… Read More
Canstruction Orange County and the OC Food Bank are pleased to announce the winners of the 8th Annual Canstruction Orange County Design/Build Competition!
The competition brought together nineteen local architectural, engineering, and design teams to create phenomenal structures built entirely out of canned food, all built in under 12 hours. This event is held each September during the month of September in conjunction with the Festival of Children.
This year the structures were hosted at both South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and ARTIC in Anaheim.
To help end hunger, an architectural firm in Old Towne Orange put its building skills to work.
Architects Orange, the largest architectural firm in Old Towne, decided for the first time to participate in this year’s Canstruction Orange County, an event where groups design and build sculptures out of canned goods, which will later be taken down and donated to local shelters.
Architects Orange titled its 8-foot-tall sculpture “Rising Above Hunger.” It features a large hot air balloon… Read More
Deft hands carefully steadied cans of tuna, baked beans and chicken inside Anaheim’s large transit station.
The collection of preserved food slowly took shape into a regal lion rising more than seven feet tall.
The public art piece and four other colossal canned food structures crafted by local architecture and engineering firms will be displayed through Sept. 27 at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center as part of an effort to feed the poor… Read More