Baker Barrios Architects recently participated in the 18th annual CANstruction Orlando competition, in partnership with Winter Park Construction and FDG Creative.

The team used more than 2,100 cans of food to create the only interactive exhibition presented in this year’s competition – an active Quick Response code. Nearly 4,000 pounds of food including spaghetti boxes, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, mushroom stems, parmesan cheese, fruit and vegetables went into completing the structure.

“The concept for this year’s sculpture emphasizes that the key to ending hunger is in our hands,” said Shanon Larimer, vice president of global marketing for Baker Barrios Architects. “Smartphone users are able to ‘scan and click’ the code which will direct viewers to a dedicated mobile website where they can learn more about Central Florida’s hunger situation and make a donation.”

CANstruction, a charity committed to ending world hunger, holds competitions around the nation in which teams compete by designing and building structures made entirely out of canned foods. Those canned goods are then donated to local charities-in this case, to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

To learn more about this year’s competition, visit www.canstruction-orlando.org.