Canstruction® Calgary brings together teams of engineers, designers, architects and builders to create extraordinary structures out of non-perishable food items. The structures are judged, exhibited to the public and then de-canstructed, with food going to the Calgary Food Bank. Each year, there is a theme that teams must base their design around. The theme for 2017 was Superheros VS Super Villains.
Since 2006, this event has provided nearly 330,000 pounds of food to needy Calgarians. Canstruction® Calgary is the local chapter of Canstruction, a global anti-hunger project founded by the Society for Design Administration, an affiliate organization of the American Institute of Architects. The event is held in more than 50 cities across North America.
POUNDS OF FOOD
CANS OF FOOD
Team sponsors can be recognized on your team signage, which is displayed during the exhibit. You can also approach food suppliers, food retailers and manufacturers for direct donations. Every team is responsible for acquiring the food for the sculpture.
Certainly. Some teams have to work out tricky structural challenges ahead of time. If you have food delivered to your office for a practice build, you will have to arrange for delivery of the cans to the venue.
We request that you designate a sixth team member to remove and place in the designated appropriate area any of your team’s: garbage, recycling, left over building materials and left over food items from your structure location. An unlimited number of people can be involved in the planning.