Celebrating its 16th anniversary, and 11 years at Brookfield Place New York, the non-profit organization Canstruction will bring together top architectural and engineering firms for an over-night ‘Canstruction Competition’ within the first two floors of Brookfield Place.
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.
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.
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.