The 26th Annual Canstruction New York Competition Call for Entries has closed! We curently have 31 teams entered.

The 2018 exhibit will be at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street in lower Manhattan and is scheduled for November 2nd through 15th 2018, daily (including weekends), 10 a.m. - 8 p.m, except November 15th when the exhibit closes at 6 p.m. for the dismantling of the structures. The exhibit is free to the public; however, we ask all visitors to bring a can of high-quality food to donate to City Harvest. A donation bin will be available on the second level (Lobby Level on elevators). Directions to Brookfield Place or View a map

Canstruction® New York is a 501(c)(3) Corporation. is an international charity competition where architects, engineers, contractors and students they mentor, compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. At the close of the New York City competition all of the food from the cansculptures and food donations from the public will be donated to

New York City is joined by over 150 cities across North America and other countries such as Australia and New Zealand who will hold Canstruction® Competitions in the coming year. Highlighting the creativity and compassion of top architectural and engineering firms, these astounding structures are helping to change the world - by lifting the spirits of those in need, by raising public awareness, and most importantly, by collecting millions of pounds of food for local food banks.
Gannett Fleming Beauty and the Feast
Click the image on the left to take a virtual tour of the 2017 exhibit! All structure images by Ashok Sinha
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Groups If you are planning on bringing a school class or a group of 7 or more people to see the exhibit, please contact us for scheduling in September. Put Group in the subject line and send to with information about the date and time you wish to visit.

Congratulations to the award winners of the 25th Annual Canstruction New York Design/Build Competition:

The people have spoken: the People's Choice Award winner is DeSimone Consulting Engineers for their cansculpture The Giving Tree

  • Best Original Design - Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA): A Rising Tide
  • Best Use of Labels - Simpson Gumpertz & Heger: Fearless in the Face of Hunger
  • Structural Ingenuity - GACE Consulting Engineers: Pining to End Hunger
  • Best Meal - Gensler: Popeye the Sailor CAN
  • Honorable Mention - DeSimone Consulting Engineers: The Giving Tree
  • Honorable Mention - Gannett Fleming - Beauty and the Feast
  • Most Cans - Turner Construction Company: On Track to End Hunger  7,250 cans
  • Cheri Award - Beyer Blinder Belle: Your Smile CAN Change the World
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The Canstruction® New York exhibition is presented with generous support from Brookfield.