Legendary Bird Home 2021

by Robbie

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.

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


3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 5,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

  • 1st Prize – 3,000 € 
  • 2nd Prize – 1,500 € 
  • 3rd Prize – 500 € 

+ 6 honourable mentions


  • Advance Registration: MAY 12 – SEPTEMBER 7
  • Last Minute Registration: SEPTEMBER 8 – NOVEMBER 2
  • Closing date for registration: NOVEMBER 2, 2021 
  • Closing date for submission: DECEMBER 7, 2021 (11:59 p.m. GMT) 
  • Announcement of the winners: FEBRUARY 15, 2022 


Ahmed Al-Ali, X Architects
Marco Barba, Marco Barba Design
Douglas Barnhard, Sourgrassbuilt
Andris Dekants, Latvian Ornithological Society
Farid Esmaeil, X Architects
Mark Gabbertas, Gabbertas Studio
James Krueger, HMC Architects
Heike Schlauch, Heike Schlauch raumhochrosen
Jolanta Uczarczyk, Uczarczyk
Chad Wright, Studio Chad Wright



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