Canstruction® brings together teams of engineers, designers, architects and builders to create extraordinary structures out of non-perishable food items.
Helping wear out can openers since 1992.
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. 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.
Our Participating Teams
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Build Day March 12, 2020
2020 Theme: Rock CAN Roll
What you need to know
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is this going to cost?
Can we practice beforehand?
Can we have more than five people involved?
Ok, I’m in. Now what?
- Brainstorm some ideas. Or get inspired … google “Canstruction” to see all kinds of cool designs. YouTube offers many time lapse videos as well.
- Plan your design. Create templates to assist with stacking.
- Experiment. Pre-build difficult aspects prior to build day to ensure they work.
- Challenge yourself and have fun. You will amaze your friends and coworkers (and you will be helping a great cause)!