Canstruction 2018 Arrives at Brookfield Place




Our Pride and Joy

This year, thirty teams have entered the Canstruction New York Design/Build Competition. The teams are mentored by design professionals, working with them from 8-12 weeks on designs to create structures that can be built in a single night ~ And working all night, each team creates an architectural masterpiece made of unopened food cans to vie for such titles as ‘Best Original Design’; ‘Best Use of Labels’; ‘Best Meal’; ‘Most Cans’ and more, including the People’s Choice Award where the public chimes in on a favorite.

Ralph the Squirrel

Canstruction was founded in 1992 by the Society for Design Administration New York Chapter.  Now, New York City is joined by over 150 cities across North America and other countries who will hold Canstruction Competitions in the coming year. In the end, the event not only raises public awareness, but collects millions of pounds of food for local food banks. In New York, City Harvest is the recipient.

Now you See It ~ Now you Don’t

GothamToGo was up early to get a sneak-peek of this year’s Canstruction installation ~ sharing a few of the images above and below.

Outrunning Hunger
Tackling a Whale of a Problem
Make Hunger Irr-Elephant
Squirrel Away for the Winter
My Kingdom for a Can!
Please Keep your CANS and Feet Inside the Ride

Let’s OutFOX Hunger
Shinning a Light on Hunger

Tools to End Hunger
CANstruction Zone
CANstruction Boot
Peeling Away Hunger

View the Canstruction 2018 Map Here

Kong-Qer Hunger!
Time’s Up for Hunger
CAN-un Drum
Nothing Soft About It
Gnome More Hunger
Hunger is Snot Cool!
Sitting in a Tin Can
Time’s Up for Hunger
#27 Troika Hyperbola + #28 The Grand CANyon
#29 Interweave + #30 Evict Hunger!
One of many school classes checking out the first day of the Canstruction2018 Event
No More Hungry Kiddos!
Fly Like CAN Eagle

Click Here to Vote for your favorite sculpture for the People’s Choice Award.

Our Pride and Joy

The Canstruction New York Competition will take place on November 2 through 15, 2018 at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, NYC.

Admission is free. If you would like to contribute, you can drop off a non-perishable food item in the donation bin located on the second level.