CANstruction Helps Feed the Hungry


It’s back! One of our favorite design/build contests not only let’s architects explore their more irreverent design impulses, but it also allows them (and the public) to do some good. CANstruction is a yearly event that asks architects to create structures out of canned goods.

The structures go on display at the Westfield Culver City mall ((6000 Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230; Monday-Saturday, 10AM-9PM; Sunday, 11AM-7PM; 310.390.5073) from October 7th to 18th, and the public is asked to bring additional cans for “admission.” At the completion of the exhibit, all of the cans are donated to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. Last year, the whimsical display brought in more than 45,000 cans that were distributed county-wide.

The designs will be judged by culinary and architectural experts and awards include Juror’s Favorite, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal, and Structural Ingenuity.

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