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West Ridge Mall
1801 SW Wanamaker Road
Topeka, KS 66604
Join us for Canstruction Topeka!
See amazing structures built entirely out of canned goods or other nonperishable food items. Teams of architects, engineers and contractors will compete against each other to create the structures. When the exhibit closes, the food is donated to Harvesters and is distributed to hungry families, children and seniors in our community.
Admission is free. The exhibits are located on the first level of the mall.
During the event, vote for your favorite structure! For every dollar donated by voting, Harvesters can provide three meals to hungry families, children and seniors in our community.
See photos of this year's structures and winners from judging here.
Bartlett & West: “CAN the Hunger Mob” with 5,932 cans
Architect One, Inc., Ernest-Spencer Metals, Inc. and Azura Credit Union: “Harvesters’ Heroes” with 5,140 cans
HTK Architects: “Take Out Hunger” with 1,700 cans
McPherson Contractors, Inc., Schwerdt Design Group and Federal Home Loan Bank Topeka: “Welcome to Topeka, ‘Can”sas!’” with 9,202 cans
TreanorHL: “The Food Pyramid” with 4,962 cans
Westar Energy: “Solving Hunger One Can at a Time” with 2,177 cans
PEC, Falk Architects and 712 Innovations: “Bee the Difference” with 2,500 cans
Payless Shoesource: “Smartfit Owl” with 1,124 cans and 200 packets
Canstruction’s primary goal is to “construct” a world without hunger. It challenges teams of architects, engineers and construction leaders to design and build huge, creative sculptures made only from canned food and other nonperishable food items.
Teams have competed in the Topeka Canstruction since its inaugural opening in 2014 and have created amazing structures that raise awareness about hunger and engage and inspire the community to take action to help solve hunger. All of the nonperishable food items used in the sculptures are donated to Harvesters to feed hungry families, children and seniors in our community. Harvesters’ Topeka Canstruction has provided more than 42,000 meals.
Canstruction was founded 24 years ago by the Society of Design Administration, an affiliate organization of the American Institute of Architects. Canstruction events are held in more than 150 cities across North America, Australia, South America, Europe and Asia and have together raised nearly 30 million pounds of food.