December 12, 2014
by Canadian Architect
The 16th annual Design and Build Competition welcomes teams of architects, engineers, designers and students in design faculties to design and build structures made entirely from canned foods within a 10’x10’x8’ space at the Toronto-Dominion Centre in downtown Toronto.
Canstruction® is a non-profit competition that decreases hunger and fights poverty in Toronto and cities around the world. Each year, teams of designers, architects and engineers – students and professionals – donate their time to build massive, incredible structures from cans of food, with donations going to the Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto’s largest community food bank. In this city alone, more than 800,000 client visits happen each year, approximately 32 percent of them children, use food-relief programs.
With one can of food as a catalyst for change, One Can® to represent the building block of change, Canstruction proves that small acts of kindness improve the lives of people in need. Since 1992, Canstruction has contributed more than 17.5 million pounds of food to food programs around the world, demonstrating that we can win the fight against hunger.
January 8, 2015: Information Night at 6:00pm at the Design Exchange
January 16, 2015: Deadline for Registration
February 13, 2015: Design Submission Deadline
May 4, 2015: Build Night
May 5, 2015: Judging and Awards Gala
May 5-9, 2015: Open to Public
May 10, 2015: Decanstruction
For more information, please visit http://canstructiontoronto.org, download the PDF to the right, or e-mail Helen Kabriel at email@example.com. An entry fee of $125 applies.
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