“One of the most visually stunning demonstrations of talent and creativity within the architectural and engineering communities returns for year nine in Long Beach on October 18, 2023. The annual CANstruction Long Beach event provides a much-needed source of non-perishable food to help feed the unhoused in the Long Beach community”
“The 9th annual CANstruction Long Beach competition benefiting Long Beach Rescue Mission / Lydia House and hosted by the Landmark Square building lobby will take place October 18-29, 2023. October 18th is the official “Build Night” starting at 7pm; the teams will be building their structure OVERNIGHT the evening of October 18th and into the morning of October 19th.”
“CANstruction participants will have twelve hours to design and build unique structures made entirely out of canned goods. The structures may be built up to 10’ x 10’ x 10’ and will be comprised of 3000-4000 cans each. This year’s theme is “Halloween CAN-dy”, and participating teams may depict Halloween themed candy in any way they want”
“Our two talented teams (Gensler Architects and Valero Energy) have spent months designing their structures and are allowed only 12 hours to meticulously stack and color-coordinate their cans into ingenious feats of design”, added Terri Henry of terri henry marketing LLC, who organizes the event. “The ultimate donation of thousands of cans of food to feed the hungry in our community makes it all worthwhile to the teams.”
“The completed structures will be on display to the public October 19-29 at Landmark Square during their regular business hours. Visitors are encouraged to bring additional canned goods to the event to be used as “votes” for their favorite structure by placing the cans in bins next to each structure resulting in a “People’s Choice” award. Additional awards including “Structural Ingenuity”, “Best Use of Labels”, “Most Cans”, “Best Meal” and “Juror’s Favorite”, will be awarded following the exhibition.”
CANstruction Long Beach Producer Terri Henry joins us to artfully stack-up all the details.