CANstruction Vancouver is an annual design and build competitions that takes place in over 180 cities world wide. Teams of architects, engineers, designers and schools get together to construct fantastic, giant sized sculptures made entirely out of canned food. After the structures are built and the winners declared the creations go on view to the general public as giant art exhibits.
At the close of the competitions 100% of the food used in the structures is donated to Greater Vancouver Food Banks. Since 2002, CANstruction Vancouver has raised 1,056,043 cans of food for the local community. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank uses donations raised by the event to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and other perishables to serve the 25,000 people who pass through food bank doors in Metro Vancouver each week.
This year, CANstruction is expanding to five venues along four blocks of Georgia St. Twenty teams assembled from 31 companies, schools and associations will create sculptures on public display in lobbies for 11 days.
It’s absolutely free to visit the sites, but donations are accepted.