The Washington Architectural Foundation has come up with a triple threat. They entertain us, expose kids to building and feed DC’s hungry all at the same time.
Canstruction is a nationwide competition. Teams of architects, engineers, and designers come together to build whimsical structures out of stacks of cans. Judges who are professionals in the related fields jury the sculptures in the amusing categories such at “best meal”, “most cans”, and “best use of labels” etc. If you want to add your can-did opinion, bring a can of food and drop it in the box next to your favorite for a Peoples Choice award. The awards ceremony will held on November 30 at 12:00. All cans are donated to the Capital Area Food Bank when the exhibit is over.
This year’s theme is Transportation. Imagination abounds as you will see in the following photos.
So if you are looking for a smile to uplift your day, head over to the National Building Museum and enjoy the Canstructions. Take the kids too. They are intrigued and delighted. But hurry. Canstruction will only be up until November 30, 2015.
The National Building Museum is located at 401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 272-2448. Click here to see hours and admission prices.