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exhibition, family, sculpture

November 2, 2018 - November 15, 2018


Brookfield Place New York (BFPL)
230 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10821

An extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world, Canstruction challenges teams of architects, engineers, and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The large-scale structures are placed on display and later donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need. In 2018, Canstruction is celebrating its 26th Anniversary at Brookfield Place New York.

Awards will be granted in the following categories: Best Original Design, Structural Ingenuity, Best Meal, Most Cans, Cheri C. Melillo Award, Best Use of Labels, Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice.

Exhibit closes at 6pm on November 15.


About Canstruction
Founded by the Society for Design Administration New York Chapter in 1992, Canstruction is a trademarked design/build competition currently held in cities throughout North America and around the world. Teams of architects, engineers, and students mentored by these design professionals compete to design and build giant structures made entirely out of full cans of food. It takes 8-12 weeks of design time and thousands of cans of food to create a structure that is built in a single night. The results are displayed to the public as magnificent sculpture exhibits in each city where a competition is held.

About City Harvest
City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982 and, this year will collect 59 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, grocers, restaurants, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries, and other community food programs across the five boroughs. In addition, our Healthy Neighborhoods initiative addresses long-term food insecurity through community partnerships that work to increase access to affordable and wholesome food.