Competition introduction

Competition organisers

Legendary
Bird Home 2021

Official Partners

Legendary
Bird Home 2021

The LEGENDARY BIRD HOME 2021 competition is the second in a planned series of competitions looking to raise awareness for the global environmental crisis. This competition will be a collaboration with Birdly – a socially-responsible startup that aims to support environmental activism worldwide through funds raised by selling bird homes.

Participants are tasked with presenting innovative and attention-grabbing designs for a legendary bird house that can be built at home, using materials and building methods that are both environmentally sustainable and easily available.



Each project will need to include details of the building method and the materials to be used, ensuring that the structure could be built by a single person with tools that are widely available. In order to make the project more accessible, simple tools that are available at home are recommended, however, more sophisticated techniques – like the use of a laser cutter – can be proposed.



Each project will need to include details of the building method and the materials to be used, ensuring that the structure could be built by a single person with tools that are widely available

The winning designs will receive a share of the prize fund, as well as media coverage, and they will be put forward for production and sale on birdly.org, with half of the profits donated to selected charities.

Download full competition brief for more information!

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.

Full competition brief

The full competition brief can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information will be provided after registration.

  • - (!) FULL COMPETITION BRIEF
    • Yarışma kuralları
    • Reglas de la competencia
    • Regras do concurso
    • Regolamento del concorso
    • Règles de compétition
    • Wettbewerbsregeln
    • 竞赛规则

Prizes

5,000 € + Production
Total Prize Fund
1st PRIZE
3,000 € 
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
2nd PRIZE
1,500 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
3rd PRIZE
500 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


PUBLICATIONS:


The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages


CERTIFICATE:


Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Jury panel

Marco Barba

industrial designer, KUKU birdhouse, Mexico

Douglas Barnhard

founder Sourgrassbuilt, USA

Andris Dekants

project manager at the Latvian Ornithological Society, Latvia

Mark Gabbertas

founder Gabbertas Studio, UK AND ITALY

James Krueger

Design Principal in HMC Architects’, USA

Heike Schlauch

architect and interior designer - Heike Schlauch raumhochrosen, Austria

Jolanta Uczarczyk

designer, sculptor and photographer, runs Uczarczyk, Poland

Farid Esmaeil

co-founder of Dubai-based X Architects, UAE

Ahmed Al-Ali

co-founder of Dubai-based X Architects, UAE

Chad Wright

designer and founder of the multi-disciplinary laboratory Studio Chad Wright, USA

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified. All jury members are involved in the evaluation based on their availability at that time.

All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Bee Breeders staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]  

 

Find the extended list of jury panel biographies here!

Key dates

Closing date for registration

02 November, 2021

Closing date for project submission

07 December, 2021 (11:59pm GMT+0)

Announcement of the winners

15 February, 2022

Registration fees

  • Registration Deadline
    08 September - 02 November
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    100 €
  • Students
    80 €
+21% VAT

STUDENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS


Contact us to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. Send us request from your university email address along with basic information about yourself and your university/school. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.

 

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F.A.Q.

Competition related questions

As there is no one single species of bird that the home would need to fit - the proposed designs should be modifiable by Birdly (in terms of size), to fit birds in different regions.
Yes, some parts of the house can be produced with laser cutter, however in this case we recommend participants to also propose alternative production solutions in case laser cutter is not available.
Yes, some parts of the house can be produced with 3D printer, however in this case we recommend participants to also propose alternative production solutions in case 3D printer is not available.
You may submit a concept that has already been published as long as all presentation materials are new.

General questions

Click on "register now", fill in all the required fields, choose your payment method and submit your information. You will be forwarded to Paypal or CPS secure payment gateway, to cover the competition fee. Once we receive your payment, we'll send you an email with your username and password to upload your submission directly to the website.
You can add/remove/edit team member information as often as you want in the upload panel, up until the submission deadline.
Only one proposal per registration is permitted. Participants are entitled to register multiple times if they wish to participate in the competition with several proposals.
Yes we are in the process of negotiating with multiple international industry-related media representatives. The list of media partners is constantly updated on our website, please check it regularly to find latest updates.
No. Competition entries are evaluated anonymously. The participant registration type is only revealed upon the announcement of the results.
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