Annual International Architecture Competition

Legendary
Bird Home 2021

Results

Foreword

Competition organisers

Legendary
Bird Home 2021

Official Partners

Legendary
Bird Home 2021

Bee Breeders Competition Organisers is excited to announce the results for its Legendary Bird Home / Edition 2 competition! This is the second competition in a series aiming to raise awareness for the global environmental crisis. This competition was held in collaboration with Birdly – a socially-responsible start up that aims to support environmental activism worldwide through funds raised by selling bird homes.

Bee Breeders worked with an international jury panel consisting of: Marco Barba, Mexican industrial designer and founder of Marco Barba Design and designer of the KUKU birdhouse product; Andris Dekants, project manager at the Latvian Ornithological Society; Farid Esmaeil, co-founder of Dubai based X Architects and winner of the Aga Khan award for the Wasit Natural Reserve Visitor Center project; Mark Gabbertas, founder of West-London based Gabbertas Studio with a portfolio that includes the Gloster Birdhouse; James Krueger, Design Principal in HMC Architects’ in San Diego studio; Heike Schlauch of Heike Schlauch raumhochrosen which has designed the 'Vorarlberger Baukunst' birdhouse series; Jolanta Uczarczyk, who runs Uczarczyk, through which she produces original, handmade works such the Mocak Bird Feeder; and Chad Wright, founder of Studio Chad Wright with a portfolio that includes the Attic birdhouse.

Bee Breeders and its jurors congratulate the winning designers and thank each of the participants for their creative and thoughtful submissions.

1st Prize Winner

Project name

DZIUPLA – a modular birdhouse

Authors

Liliana Krzycka
Rafał Pieszko
Szymon Tobias

Poland

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

The variety of design challenges, where participating in competitions is one of them, is for us a key element in the search for our own identity; this preserves the flow of creative energy.

Jury commentary

Dziupla was the strong favourite among the jurors for its modularity and simplicity. The proposal is a design for a ready-to-assemble kit intended for urban settings. The jury wrote, “Dziupla offers a fun, interactive experience for both birds and humans. The project encourages participation, awareness, creativity, and neighbourliness. Cities are where birds have less places to live due to lack of trees and an increased number of pest birds – this could offer an opportunity to grow the population of other birds. The project’s form fulfils the most important functions that a good design of a nesting box should have: safety of use, ease of installation, and appropriate technical parameters. The proposal reflects a simple but elaborate design, and the firing of the wood is an interesting idea to make the traditional birdhouse material wood watertight. But what is missing is a peg underneath the entry hole where the bird could safely land.”

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

URBAN BIRD SANCTUARY

Authors

Matthew Mudd

United Kingdom

Jury commentary

Urban Bird Sanctuary offers a design for a hexagonal wooden bird home with an integrated planter. Like the first - prize winning entry, it is intended for urban settings, where its shape permits endless configurations of this product on the sidewalls of buildings. The jury commented, “This entry considers various needs of the birds. This entry creates a mini ecosystem for nesting that is adaptable, simple, and beautiful in its execution. The ability to fix this object on surfaces, its ease of use, and its multifunctionality make it a strong project. It is also graphically represented in a strong way by showing the different layers of the project. One recommendation is to have the option to open the front walls or offer adapted entry holes to suit more species.”

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

Symbiosis – Reviving Ecosystemic Services

Authors

Xavier Bucchianeri

France

Why do you enter architecture
competitions?

They are a good springboard and offer interesting opportunities to develop radical ideas and prospective thinking.

Jury commentary

Symbiosis is a wooden bird house with a top shelf for integrated planting, intended to be fixed to urban guardrails or balconies. Its design is a response to the growing abundance of tiger mosquitos in Europe, which are a threat to birds: the integrated planter is meant to hold aromatics such as rosemary or basil, which repel mosquitoes but attract other insects that birds may consume as food. The jury writes, “Symbiosis reframes the brief with a unique perspective. Conceptually, the piece strives for sustainable living with its design for 'symbiotic' cohabitation. One concern, however, is the intended location on balconies, which may be too proximate to humans.”

Honorable mentions

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Project Name

Urban Nest

University

Ryerson university
+72 points!

Country

Canada

Project authors

Liam Fujita
Justin Lieberman

Project Name

Birdfold

Country

France

Project authors

Antonin Yuji Maeno
Andrea Levorato
Simon Colombat

Project Name

Birdman

University

Centro - diseño cine televisión
+72 points!

Country

Mexico

Project authors

Sofia Mendoza Díaz

Project Name

Earth House

Country

United States

Project authors

Dianna Montzka
Kyle Elliott
Lily Cox-Skall

Project Name

Arko

Country

Canada

Project authors

Mark Pylypczak
Hamid Mohammadi
Tim MacKay

Project Name

birdBOX

Country

Netherlands

Project authors

Daniele Pepe
Barbara Wielebska

Project Name

Tori

Country

Mexico

Project authors

Daniel Romero Valencia

Project Name

NEST'IN CAN

Country

France

Project authors

Adrian Dullin
Marine Charles
Amaury Lecerf

Shortlisted projects

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Canada

mark pylypczak
hamid mohammadi
tim mackay

United Kingdom

andrew kelso

Mexico

daniel romero valencia

Poland

liliana krzycka
rafał pieszko
szymon tobias

Italy

diego andreoli
micaela ortega
stefano falchetti

South Korea

jeongho sohn
sohyun park
sangha jeong

Italy

monica campana

France

xavier bucchianeri

Czech Republic

Faculty of Architecture BUT - FA VUT

+22 points!
kristýna kučerová
vendula vašková
aneta cvrčková
petra remutová

United States

Parsons School of Design | The New School

+22 points!
leah hughes
breanna chin

Netherlands

daniele pepe
barbara wielebska

Sweden

javier masa rodriguez

United States

juan cantu
daniel tangaro
barbara carrera

Sweden

anita ekman
benjamin freudenberg

Italy

beatrice gianni
dennis schiaroli

Germany

Munich University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule München)

+22 points!
mohammad beiglari

Italy

pierluigi gianfreda

United Kingdom

jacob barker-frost

Mexico

CENTRO - Diseño Cine Televisión

+72 points!
sofia mendoza díaz

Finland

dennis somelar

Germany

mailin lemke
jörn lemke

South Africa

marie herbst

Norway

University of Bergen

+22 points!
anna schmideder
katharina martin
vanessa sygdziak

Canada

Émile dion

United States

betty lou poston
lyndon julien-sehl
matt primovic

United States

dianna montzka
kyle elliott
lily cox-skall

Hong Kong

chun kit cheng

United States

james moehring
josh blue
james howeth

United Kingdom

matthew mudd

France

antonin yuji maeno
andrea levorato
simon colombat

Cyprus

University of Cyprus

+22 points!
marios tsangaris
marios solomou
alexis andreou

Germany

Fottnerdesign

kristin fottner

United States

charles mattern

Canada

Ryerson University

+22 points!
jason brijraj
matthew lau
rick martell

United States

angeline jacques
joshua burd

Canada

Ryerson University

+72 points!
liam fujita
justin lieberman

Netherlands

marcus allen

Italy

enrico bona
elisa nobile
ambra gregoratti

France

adrian dullin
marine charles
amaury lecerf
 

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