For the past several years, the National Building Museum has hosted CANstruction, a nationwide program that aims to raise awareness about hunger. In D.C., CANstruction is organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation as a creative design-build competition that benefits the Capital Area Food Bank through donations of canned goods. Local teams from architecture and design firms use their skills to build sculptures out of cans of food. The nutritious shelf-stable food is donated to the food bank for distribution to those in need after the event.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event couldn’t take place in person, but it is available to experience online. Explore the amazing array of virtual designs around this year’s theme—Children’s Books—and vote for your favorite!
We look forward to hosting CANstruction again once it is safe to do so.