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Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views on the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. 

We are an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes. The technologies are compelling issues in the societies of the future and the involvement of the whole community is imperative. In an era of globalization where communication was dominated by the technological revolution, there is the need to rethink the cities and how Man relates in a global World as well as rethink the economic, social and cultural patterns of contemporary societies.
The young creatives and thinkers are a precious commodity that we value a lot and so we want to give them a voice.





A space where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity.

This competition proposes to give responses in 24H to the social problems, future visions, climate changes, humanitarian causes and sociologic problems of the contemporary societies.

Commitment, perseverance, inspiration and hard work are the necessary bases to develop a proposal that meets the premises that will be released regularly in the brief of the competition.

We challenge you to prove your talent in 24 hours!

You have 24H to develop a proposal that responds to the program contained on a brief that you only know on the same day that start competition.

Take the risk!















Imagine something gigantic.

Imagine something immeasurable.

Imagine what can be bigger than the planet Earth.

Imagine things.

Let’s imagine the volume of what cannot be accounted for.

Imagine structures.

Imagine the speed. Imagine the complexity. Let us imagine the variability.

Imagine the variety.

Imagine a dimension of information so big that wanting to account for it, is simply impossible.

Imagine what is going on around us.

Imagine what we can see and not see. Imagine information.

Can we imagine the non-visible?

Let’s imagine Big Data.




Download the brief here on the competition day!



the beginning of the registration period:  February 19th


Promotional registration period from February 19th  to February 25th at 23:59 - Fee € 20


Regular registration period from February 26th to March 27th at 23:59 - Fee € 25


Late period of registration from March 28th to April 7th at 11:59  - Fee € 30 

After the competition start  - Fee € 50


Publication of winners and honorable mentions at on May 18th


the competition date

// April 7th to April 8th //


The competition begins on April 7th 12:00 noon and ends on April 8th 12:00 noon (London GMT + 0:00)


1st Place € 500+ publication on the website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy + 5 sketchbooks Emílio Braga + 24H registration fee



2nd Place € 150 - publication in website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy + 5 sketchbooks Emílio Braga + 24H registration fee 


3rd Place € 50 -  publication in website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy + 5 sketchbooks Emílio Braga + 24H registration fee 


7 Honorable Mentions - publication in website, social networks and media partners



Diogo Burnay

Diogo Burnay graduated in Architecture at the Faculdade de Arquitetura,

Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal (FA-UTL).

He has a Masters from the Bartlett, University College London, where hecurrently is an external examiner.

He worked in Lisbon, London and in Macau with Manuel Vicente.

He has taught and lectured in schools in Hong Kong, in Europe. He was Cass

Gilbert Professor at CALA and CDes, University of Minnesota, in 2002 and2006.

He was also the Ralph Hawkins Professor at the School of Architecture,University of Texas, Arlington, in 2007.

He taught design studio from 1997 to 2011 at the Faculdade de Arquitectura

(FA -UTL) before becoming the director of the School of Architecture at Dalhouse University, in Halifax – Canada.

João Belo Rodeia

João Belo_Rodeia (Portugal, 1961). Architecture studies in Lisbon and Barcelona. Invited Professor at the Architecture Departments of Autónoma University of Lisbon and Évora University, teaching at units related with architecture culture (history, theory and criticism). Considered an architecture and architect’s profession specialist as a whole, through the holistic vision provided from his own experience as President of the Portuguese Chamber of Architects (2008-13), President of the International Council of Portuguese Language Architects (2011-15), President of the Portuguese Architectural Heritage Institute (2003-05), President of Iberian DOCOMOMO Foundation (2011-13), as well as from his long-term dedication to architecture teaching, research and criticism. Member of the advisory boards of DOCOMOMO International and Lisbon Architecture Triennale, scientific curator of Lisbon Architecture Triennale first edition (2007) and of the VI Biennale of Iberian-American Architecture and Urbanism (2008). Member of the Scientific Committee of the 25th Congress of the International Union of Architects (2014, Durban, South Africa) and External Expert for the Mies van der Rohe Prize (2015 and 2017). Jury member at architecture competitions and prizes, namely at the Biennale of Iberian-American Architecture and Urbanism, and at the Portuguese Secil Prize, Secil Universities Prize and Valmor Prize.

António Câmara 

António Câmara is a Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

He has a BS (IST, 1977), and a PhD in Civil Engineering (Virginia Tech, 1982).

He was a Visiting Professor at Cornell University (1988-89) and MIT (1998 -99).

António Câmara has more than 200 international publications, including the book Environmental Systems, (Oxford University Press, 2002)

.He is a serial entrepreneur having started three public companies: YDreams Global (listed in Toronto); Azorean (Euronext Paris); and Ynvisible (Toronto). 

Antonio Camara received Pessoa Award in 2006, and an EU Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008



Pedro Vada

Architect and Urbanist based in São Paulo, professor at Escola da Cidade and Estácio de Sá University.

Developed several urban projects and works as Projects Editor at ArchDaily.

Fatih  Yavuz

Fatih was born in 1981 in Foça, İzmir. He graduated from İzmir İnönü High School in 1998 and completed his undergraduate studies in the Department of Architecture of METU in 2003.

He completed his graduate studies in the same department by the dissertation of the thesis titled “The Architecture of New Territories: The Dutch Embassy in Berlin” in 2006.

 He took part in various competitions and architectural projects in Dr. Semra Teber and Semra-Özcan Uygur Architecture Offices between the years 2002 – 2004. He was a member of the organization team of 7th National Meeting of Architecture Students “Buluşma7” organized at METU on February 2003.

 He got the “1st Honorable Mention” award in Archiprix-TR 2003 with his graduation project “Maçka Hotel”. As an instructor, he attended the design studio at METU, Faculty of Architecture and TOBB Economy and Technology University. Also he participated in various architectural design studios as a guest jury member. Also he participated in various architectural design studios as jury member.

 In addition to his architectural practice, he attends workshops and events as a member of TSMD and Mimarlar Derneği 1927.

 As a co-founder of FREA, Fatih continues his architectural practices with Emre Şavural in Ankara.

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the BOOK

At the end of the competition will be published a book with all proposals submitted in the competition.

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