Canstruction, a charity event and exhibition held annually in Boston where teams of architects, engineers, and designers compete to display colossal sculptures made out of canned goods, will be hosted again at BSA Space. This year’s theme is “Cinema and Movies.” The canned-good sculptures, embodying images and characters from the silver screen, will be completed on Saturday, October 12. The jurying and the official exhibition opening will take place on Monday, October 14, and will be on display at BSA Space and in the Atlantic Wharf lobby through November 1. Members of the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite works through online voting from Monday, October 14 through Wednesday, October 16. After the sculptures are dismantled, all the canned goods, supplied by the teams and coordinated through Stop & Shop, will be donated to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Participating firms include ADD, Inc; Architectural Resources Group; Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers; Cambridge Seven Associates; CBT Architects; Consigli Construction; CUBE 3 Studio; EYP Architecture & Engineering; Gensler; Integrated Design Group; Levi + Wong Design Associates; Margolis + Fishman joint venture with LeMessurier Consultants; Margulies Perruzzi Architects; Northeastern University Chi Epsilon joint venture with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates; Newforma; Nitsch Engineering; Payette; PCA (Prellwitz/Chilinski Associates); Sasaki Associates; Steffian Bradley Architects; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger; Shepley Bulfinch; SMMA/Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates; Tappé Associates; TRO Jung|Brannen; and Tsoi/Kobus & Associates. Learn more at www.canstruction-boston.org. Photo of 2013 entry by EYP, courtesy of Damianos Photography.