2017 Canstruction Chicago Interested Teams Meeting
Wednesday, April 19 @ AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive
What is Canstruction?
Canstruction is a unique world wide charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food.
Canstruction Chicago (under the umbrella of Canstruction) is a design/build event which benefits the Greater Chicago Chicago Food Depository. Teams comprised of professionals from the AEC industry fundraise for, design, and build structures composed of non perishable food items. These “Cansculptures” are housed in the first floor of the Merchandise Mart and are on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. The “Cansculptures” are judged in various categories by a celebrity chef and prominent members of the AEC industry. Canstruction Chicago culminates in an awards presentation and cocktail party at the Merchandise Mart.
In 2016, Canstruction Chicago collected over 90,000 lbs of non-perishable items for the Food Depository’s network of 650 soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and programs throughout Cook County. Canstruction Chicago is the Food Depository’s largest one-day food drive that helps to put food on the table for the 1 in 6 men, women and children who turn to the Food Depository annually.
2017 Canstruction Chicago Schedule:
Team Application Closes // Friday, May 5 / 8pm
Initial Design Concept Due // Wednesday, May 17 / 8pm
Design Deadline // Friday, June 23 / 8pm
Final Stats Due // Friday, July 14 / 8pm
Build Night // Wednesday, August 9 / Merchandise Mart / 6pm – 6am
Exhibit Open to the Public // Thursday, August 10 – Tuesday, September 05 / Merchandise Mart / Normal Business Hours / Free for All Ages
ChicagoCAN Awards Reception // Date TBD / Merchandise Mart
Decanstruction // Tuesday, September 05 / Merchandise Mart / 5pm