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Canstruction Long Beach 2017


WHA and Brascia Builders have teamed up to participate in the 4th Annual 2017 Long Beach Canstruction competition. Canstruction is an event where architects, builders, and engineers compete to design and build sculptures out of canned foods. Once deconstructed, all cans are donated to Food Finders and distributed to pantries and shelters in local communities.

This year’s theme was “Rock-CAN-Roll!” Using more than 3,700 cans and a little help from our friends, Brascia Builders, we spent 12 hours constructing a replica of the infamous Yellow Submarine, a tribute to The Beatles’ 1969 studio album. The Yellow Submarine is currently located in Landmark Square in downtown Long Beach and will be available to view until October 1st.

Make sure to stop by this week and vote for your favorite sculpture!


UPDATE (12/5/2017): Congratulations to our team at WHA and our partners, Brascia Builders, for winning the People’s Choice Award and the Most Cans Award at the 4th Annual 2017 Long Beach Canstruction competition! Votes were gathered online or by donating cans in person at Landmark Square in downtown Long Beach. The Yellow Submarine brought in media attention from all over Southern California and with over 3,700 cans, our donation to Food Finders will help fill the gap of hunger in local areas. Thank you to all who visited and placed votes or donated. Watch out for WHA’s entries next year!

If you wish to donate to Food Finders, please click on this link:


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