June 22 – June 30
Vote for your favorite CANstruction design on display through June 30.
CANstruction is an international hunger relief charity that collects millions of pounds of food each year for local food banks through a unique design and build competition using canned foods. The Science Center is proud be the St. Louis host site for canned food creations from nine teams of professional architects, engineers, contractors and designers—all to benefit Operation Food Search.
The event is organized by Hastings + Chivetta Architects in collaboration with BatesForum, Fox Architects and JEMA. This year’s design theme is Pollinator Week to bring awareness to the importance of pollinators to our everyday lives.
“CANstruction is a fun process for a truly great cause as teams come together to build the best structural design out of a truly unusual architectural medium: canned food,” says Preston Scott, associate and project architect Hastings + Chivetta Architects. Paola Badea, architectural designer at JEMA, adds, “From the design to the construction, it really takes a team effort to pull off a successful CANstruction entry.”
At the end of the design competition, the thousands of cans of food used to create the structures will be donated locally to Operation Food Search.
The Science Center will also be accepting canned food donations for the cause through June 30. For each can of food donated you can receive $1 off Omnimax Theatre Tickets, up to 3 cans/$3. Members can receive $1 off.