So every year in at my work, they setup entries for Canstruction.
CanstructionÂ® is the most unique food charity in the world!
A foundation of the Society for Design Administration (SDA), CanstructionÂ® is a design/build competition currently held in cities throughout North America. Teams of architects, engineers, and students mentored by these professionals, compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food.
The results are displayed to the public as magnificent sculpture exhibits in each city where a competition is held. At the close of the exhibitions all of the canned food used in the structures is donated to local food banks for distribution to emergency feeding programs that include pantries, soup kitchens, elderly and day care centers.
Since its inception, ten million pounds of food has been donated to aid in the fight against hunger. Initiated by the Denver, Seattle and New York Chapters of the SDA in 1992/93, CanstructionÂ® now has over one hundred individual competitions scheduled to take place during the 2007-2008 cycle.
Design and Construction Industry professional associations that have partnered with the SDA in organizing local competitions include the American Institute of Architects, the Society for Marketing Professional Services and the International Interior Design Association.
It’s always been interesting and this year I took photos. I didn’t get to see all the entries, they were spread over a bunch of buildings. You can see all the entries on the Canstruction site.