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IF it is an international platform for competitions that aims to connect ideas from different areas of society in order to help transform cities and make them increasingly self-sustaining, efficient and green.

We are looking for innovative ideas and new ways of thinking.

In a global emergency period, it is increasingly important that we think globally.

IF is the space

Here, you can try and experiment, everything is possible!



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

This contest aims to present 24-hour architectural responses to the problems affecting cities and society today and consecutively the world, with a very strong focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly measures.

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

There is a registration period when it ends, the competition starts!

You have 24 hours to develop a proposal that responds to the program contained in the contest brief that will only be available on the same day of the competition.

Take the risk!





A bridge represents a passage, the union between two points separated by a physical barrier. It crosses rivers and valleys defying the laws of gravity. Through bridges, man conquered lands and won battles, united peoples, and spread knowledge.

The Bridge, more than anything, represents progress and hope ...






Download the brief here on the competition day, February 6th!




the beginning of the registration period:  October 18th


Promotional registration period from October 18th to October 30th at 23:59 - Fee € 25

Regular registration period from October 31st to November 30th at 23:59 - Fee € 30

Regular registration period from October 31st to January 20th at 23:59 - Fee € 30

Late period of registration from December 1st to December 12th at 11:59  - Fee € 35 

Late period of registration from Januray 21st to February 6th at 11:59  - Fee € 35 

After the competition start  - Fee € 50



Publication of winners and honorable mentions at on March 31st


the competition date

// December 12th to December 13th //

// February 6th to February 7th //


The competition begins on December 12th 12:00 noon and ends at December 13th 12:00 noon (London GMT + 0:00)

The competition begins on February 6th 12:00 noon and ends at February 7th 12:00 noon (London GMT + 0:00)







1st Place € 500+ publication on the website, social networks and media partners +  24H free registration + online subscription of DTF magazine


2nd Place € 150 - publication in website, social networks and media partners + 24H free registration + online subscription of DTF magazine


3rd Place € 50 -  publication in website, social networks and media partners + 24H free registration + online subscription of DTF magazine


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



Mário Chaves, arch. [Lisbon, 1965]


MC is an architect, Ph.D. in Architecture Theory in 'Usefulness of Architecture in the Information Society. He is Flexiexistentialist in personal and professional life attitude; University lecturer, project professional, an expert in the economic framework, and feasibility in architecture. Knight of the Order of Malta. He writes in the magazine ARQ.A and in the collection Essays of the Lusíada University. Curator of the Honorary Doctorate and the exhibitions of Nadir Afonso and João Charters de Almeida e Silva.

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Ana Lagoa, arch.


Graduated in Architecture at Lusíada University of Lisbon. Studied at Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio under Arch. Peter Zumthor. Collaborated with NL Architects before opening LXLab in 2008 where she has been developing several projects and competitions. 


Pedro Lebre, arch.


Degree in architecture from the Portuguese university, completed in 1992, with a master's in architecture theory 1998/2000, from the Portuguese university of Lisbon.

He concludes the 1st year of the 3rd cycle of studies leading to a PhD in architecture at the Portuguese University of Lisbon, with approval in the curricular units.


He has been part of the atelier santa-rita arquitectos since 1991.

He created his own studio from 2002 to 2007: workshop 111, associated architects.

Managing partner of santa - rita ii & associates - since 2016.

Assistant at the Portuguese university of the project chair from 1996 to 2016.

Invited professor at the ricardo do Espírito Santo silva foundation in the technological specialization course on conservation and restoration of wood and furniture and painting on wood in the semiannual discipline of structures, materials and construction methods.

Executive editor of the magazine arqa - arquitectura e arte, from 2017 to 2018


Professional activity has covered both the public and private sectors, including works in the areas of urbanism and architecture, as well as participation in various competitions and exhibitions.

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Inês Estradas, eng.

 Ines Estradas Graduated in Civil Engineering – Branch Topography and Topographic Engineering. Responsible for Structural Surveying Monitoring of Bridges (including Vasco da Gama Bridge (Lisbon – Portugal) ) Buildings and Construction Sites.


Jorge Palma, arch.

Jorge Palma, an architect graduated from the Technical University of Lisbon in 1990, has a wide range of projects and works in the areas of public and private equipment, awarded in several competitions, including the semi-covered Animation Space executed for Polis Guarda, the Urban requalification of Praça da República in Sacavém, (not built) the Library and Auditorium of ITN - Instituto Tecnológico Nuclear, the Palace of Justice of St. Cruz da Graciosa, the Palace of Justice of Vila do Nordeste. In the area of thermalism, the Balneário Termal de Fonte Santa in Almeida and the H2otel Congress & Spa in Unhais da Serra stand out.

The most recent projects include the Dom Alexandre Cardeal do Nascimento School, in Luanda, the tender for the rehabilitation of the old Pedras Salgadas railroad station, the rehabilitation of the old Paços de Conselho da Guarda as the CIMBSE headquarters and a highlight for the Vitivinicultural Commission of Beira interior.

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