Food Can Structures
Huge Self-Supporting Structure Entirely Made out of Food Cans
Canstruction® is a trademarked charity food raising event that was established in 1992. Since then, each year, they conduct an exciting food raising campaign in the form of a competition where participants are required to build a huge structure entirely out of food cans. Once the structures are ready, the winners are announced, and all of the creations are then exhibited to the public. At the end of the event, all of those food cans are donated to the local food banks. This way, Canstruction® has since donated over 15 million pounds of food to community food banks for distribution to emergency feeding programs.
All of structures are almost 100% made from unopened food cans and are completely self-supporting. Participants are not allowed to use any type of a structural support, and only the following methods are allowed to use for joining the cans together; clear packing tape, doublesided tape, duct tape, Velcro, fishing line, wire, rubber bands, zip straps etc…
The images you are about to enjoy are some of the creations built at the Canstruction® Vancouver, which is one of over 140 cities wordwide that are competing in Canstruction®. This year (2011) will be their 9th competition year and the event and the exhibition will take place at Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal, from Feb. 27th – March 6th
The photography credits goes to Kyrani Kanavaros, Marina Doddis and Dave Roels.
And, thank you Janice Podmore, who by the way is the chair of Canstruction® Vancouver 2011, for the support.