The 4th Annual Orange County Canstruction® design/build competition display will be at South Coast Plaza from September 3-25, 2011.
Each year teams of architects and engineers come together and compete by creating unique sculptures made entirely out of canned foods! The teams have 12 hours, working all night on September 2nd after the mall closes to the public, so that we can see them on September 3rd.
This year the teams are:
- Disneyland Resort, Design & Engineering
- Dougherty + Dougherty Architects LLP
- FIDM – Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
- Hall & Foreman, Inc.
- Lionakis/Cal Poly Pomono
- Patriot Environment Laboratory Services Inc.
- URS Corp
- Ware Malcom
The structures will be on display and open to the public on both sides of the South Coast Plaza from September 3-25 in conjunction with Festival of Children. Then at the end of the event all the cans of food will be donated to the Orange County Food Bank for distribution.
I recall seeing this before but didn’t know the details, luckily this year we got a heads up before it starts and can inform everyone of this creative way to help the OC Food Bank and see some awesome pieces of construction art for free!
Canstruction® is a non-profit organization that holds events throughout the world and last year held events in 75 North American cities.
Here is a video from a past year: