Canstruction® New York is presented by Arts Brookfield and produced by Canstruction® New York, Inc.; the SDA New York Chapter; and Arts Brookfield to benefit City Harvest.
Founded by the SDA, Canstruction® is a trademarked design/build competition currently held in cities throughout North America and countries around the world. Teams of architects, engineers, and students mentored by these design professionals, compete to design and build giant structures made entirely out of canned foods. It takes 8-12 weeks of design time and thousands of cans of food to create a structure that is built in a single night. The results are displayed to the public as magnificent sculpture exhibits in each city where a competition is held. The public is invited to donate canned food at the time of the exhibition. At the close of the exhibitions cans of food are donated to local food banks. New York is one of more than 150 cities around the world taking part in Canstruction® International Events across the world, which in 2014 donated over 4.7 million pounds of food serving 3.9 million meals to needy families.
Since its founding in 1959, the SDA has promoted education and best practices in management and professional standards of design firm administrative personnel. SDA membership stretches across the United States and Canada and is composed of personnel in the design profession, including: architecture, engineering, construction, landscape and interior design. The New York Chapter is one of the largest chapters in SDA and has many active members who volunteer on the Canstruction® New York organizing committee.
Arts BrookfieldArts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to hundreds of thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield’s premier office properties in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art. Visit www.ArtsBrookfield.com for a complete schedule of events.
Brookfield Place (BFPL) New York is one of Brookfield’s most iconic Place Making destinations that brings together modern office space, cultural experiences, curated dining and world-class shopping. On e of New York City’s most dynamic districts, Brookfield Place is a step away from the everyday and in step with the latest in global and local culture. The 14-acre, 5 building complex on the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan is home to some of the world’s most innovative companies and one of New York’s most celebrated experiential, culinary and shopping destinations. Brookfield animates its grand indoor and outdoor public spaces year-round through a mix of culture and events, bringing together a diverse array of New Yorkers and visitors. From waterfront cafes along the North Cove Marina to palm trees inside the famed Winter Garden, art installations to live music, Brookfield Place New York is a setting for discovery and inspiration, savoring and indulging, relaxing and socializing.
City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables. We will rescue 64 million pounds of food this year and deliver it, free of charge, to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community partners across the five boroughs. Our programs empower individuals through nutrition education, increase our partners’ capacity, and strengthen the local food system, helping New Yorkers who are experiencing food insecurity to access, afford, and consume nutritious food. To learn more about our work, visit CityHarvest.org.
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