Birdwatch Tower Mini Challenge

Submission: July 4 2022
Registration: July 4, 2022
Language: English
Location: International
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


How can humans occupy spaces that inspire harmony with the natural environment ? What can we, as designers, do to accomplish this and create architecture that avoids destruction of the natural world while also benefitting our environmental impact ?

We now live in a world where architecture takes valuable resources and causes destruction of the natural environment. We are looking for a design scheme that builds a connection between humans and nature and gives back to our natural surroundings, rather than only taking from them.

Our brief asks for an innovative and creative design focusing on the user experience and connection to the surrounding nature and wildlife with a minimal environmental impact. The challenge is to create a sustainable and a 100% natural structure that sits peacefully within the meadows and allows both humans and birds to share the same space.

The tower should provide a viewing space for city dwellers to temporarily leave their hectic city lives to reconnect and interact with nature.


Design a wooden birdwatching tower in the Chester Meadows using only one image. This image will show either: – the external building you have designed within this unique landscape OR- an interior viewing space that you have imagined with a strong connection to the surrounfing nature and site. This one image can be a sketch, visual, render, drawing, painting or photoshopped image, anything that can embody and communicate the essence of your mini design.


This special site is formed by a natural floodplain along the banks of the RIver Dee and located in the centre of the thriving, historic city of Chester. The site has a number of constrains and opportunities that make this a particularly interesting and provocative design challenge; including beautiful scenery, proximity to the river, flood risks and hosts a number of native flora and fauna species.


WINNERS: Photos and information about the winners will be published on our website and in our printed competition booklet.

Free entry into one of our competitions.

Winners are selected at the Jurors’ discretion.

All entries will BE displayed in our virtual gallery and printed in the Chester competition booklet. This is a global platform where your work will be visible for thousands of international architects and designers to see.

Larsen is providing an opportunity to showcase your skill and creativity. This competition is open to all design students.

We are trying to gain momentum by hosting this, and future, competitions so that we may create a platform for designers to share their work and have their say! Many competition hosts select a small group of work to put forward and display and many of the amazing projects that are produced are not displayed. We want to celebrate your hard work and showcase it within our virtual gallery! Register now and take part to have your work showcased.


A single image (portrait or landscape) of the proposed design submitted as 300dpi, PDF document with a text summary of the project (max 500 words).

To submit your design

​Click the link: www.larsenliverpool.com/account/competition-submission and log in to your Larsen Liverpool Account. Fill in the form and upload your image and project description. Upload a title/cover image for your competition design (optional). Select one of the optional extras to complete your competition experience.

If there are any issues or you have any questions, please contact us at competitions@larsenliverpool.com. Languages – English, Catalan, Spanish.

>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<

Date: March 9, 2022