Last Thursday, November 1, Dattner Architects joined 29 other teams for CANstruction 2018. CANstruction is both an annual design competition and unique food charity. The competition challenges teams of architects, engineers, and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of canned food. The large-scale structures are currently on full display at Brookfield Place until November 15. All cans will later be donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need during the holiday season.
Dattner Architects’ design contains 2,552 cans of Black Beans, Tomato Paste, Regular Vienna Sausages, and Hot Vienna Sausages that will each be donated to help feed the hungry. Inspired by the foundation and protection that a construction boot gives, the Dattner team wanted to create a sculpture that could be a symbol of how we can fulfill our social responsibility through design – that together, we can give hunger the BOOT, one can at a time.
We are grateful to be a part of such a meaningful event and look forward to competing again next year.