4th Annual Orange County Canstruction at South Coast Plaza

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Photo credits: Canstructionoc.org

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:

  • CH2MHill
  • Disneyland Resort, Design & Engineering
  • Dougherty + Dougherty Architects LLP
  • FIDM – Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  • Flour
  • Gensler
  • Hall & Foreman, Inc.
  • Jacobs
  • Lionakis/Cal Poly Pomono
  • Patriot Environment Laboratory Services Inc.
  • PJHM
  • Suffold-Roel
  • URS Corp
  • Ware Malcom
  • WATG

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.

More information: CanstructionOC.org
Viewing Dates: Sept. 3-25, 2011
Where: South Coast Plaza
Cost to view: FREE!

Here is a video from a past year:


Ramon is a long time resident of Southern California and an expert in online advertising as well as an avid photographer. He runs OCGreatDeals.com as well as other local photography sites like OCSurfPix.com, SoCalDailyPhoto.com and Coolest-Travel-Pictures.

4 thoughts on “4th Annual Orange County Canstruction at South Coast Plaza

  • September 1, 2011 at 4:13 am

    This year you can also vote for your favorite structure on facebook. Like Canstruction Orange County on facebook to do so. Voting will begin on September 3!

    • September 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      It’s impossible to figure out how to vote ~ there’s nothing on the Facebook page, liking doesn’t give you anything. Wish I could vote but can’t. Thanks anyway.


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