October 6-20, 2007
KIKAIDA TO HELP IN WIPING OUT HUNGER
Pearlridge Center sponsored by the AIA of Honolulu as a charity event. www.canstruction.com
The theme this year is "Celebrating the Past While Designing for the Future." A very familiar character will be constructed from cans of Tomato Sauce (Red) Spam (Blue) and Tuna (Yellow), and architectural firms will compete for honors at the annual CANstruction event. This event is a real family event, and supported by the Mayor. You will vote for your favorite sculpture, and of course, tax-deductible donations to the Hawaii Food Bank are welcome! If you're a Kikaida fan, stop by to cheer the architects on, and cast your vote for Hawaii's favorite Japanese super hero!
Brent Tokita, AIA of Richard Matsunaga & Associates reports that the recent CanStruction charity event for the Hawaii Foodbank yielded 42,000 pounds of donated canned goods. The Kikaida structure alone was constructed with 1964 pounds of canned tuna, spam and tomato sauce. The event received a lot of media coverage, and the Kikaida structure was used for a background or opening scene for most of the stories.
Thanks to all who stopped by, and contributed to the Hawaii Foodbank, and to all the architects who worked on the Kikaida structure!
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