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Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the

opportunity to express their views of the future of societies through their

innovative and visionary proposals.

We are an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on

emerging themes.

The eco design, sustainable architecture, new materials, concepts and 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 can relate 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. We want to give them a voice.



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

The aim of this competition is to present answers in 24h to social problems, visionary ideas, humanitarian causes and sociologic problems of the contemporary societies.

Commitment, perseverance, inspiration and hard work are all 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!

There is a period of registration on the competition, when it ends, starts the 24H competition!

You have 24H to develop a proposal that responds to the program contained on the brief that will only be available on the same day the competition starts.

Take the risk!





Are we the holders of civilizational powers?

Are we responsible for the humanitarian safeguard?

Are we responsible for the genocide?

Are we responsible for war crimes?

Are we responsible for wars?

And for peacemaking ages?

And by false morals? And by the values?

And by the rules?

And by the bulletproof countries?

For children, women, man, animals, air, ocean, rivers, plants, trees, jungles?

Yes we are.




Download the brief here!



the beginning of the registration period:  April  9th


Promotional registration period from April 9th to April 15th at 23:59 - Fee € 20

Regular registration period from April 16th to May 15th at 23:59 - Fee € 25

Late period of registration from May 16th to May 26th at 11:59  - Fee € 30 

After the competition start  - Fee € 50


Publication of winners and honorable mentions at on July 6th


the competition date

// May 26th to May 27th //


The competition begins on May 26th 12:00 noon and ends at May 27th 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



Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone

Before receiving his Bachelor degree in architecture at the Venice School of Architecture (IUAV), Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone (Milano, 1986) had the opportunity to study at the Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais (ENSAPM). In 2014 he received a Master Degree at the Aarhus school of Architecture with a thesis on the haitian rural architecture.

In 2016 he finished his first project, "Ti kay là", a housing complex for 30 haitian kids in Anse-à-Pitres, a small town in the south of Haiti. He has worked at all aspects of the project: from design to the fundraising, from logistics to the construction of the buildings.

In 2017 he founded ABVM studio (Architetto Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone).

The studio now is working on several social projects including the Maidan tent, a community space for make-shift and refugee camps. 

His work has been published on a variety of interational architecture magazines and blogs. With "Ti kay là" Visconti di Modrone won the "People's Choice Award 2016", category "Social Good Award", in the "AZ Awards" promoted by the Canadian magazine "AZURE". With “Maidan tent” ABVM won the Silver Award in the “A Design Awards”.

Chang Kyu Lee


Chang Kyu Lee is a New York based Architect and Principal at GEBDESIGN. (

Chang Kyu Lee received his Master’s degree in 2015 from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. He is now a Job Captain at Gensler, New York. He has worked at number of award winning firms including Kengo Kuma in Tokyo, Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna, and Hyundai A&E Associates. Co. Ltd in Seoul. He founded "GEBDESIGN" in 2011 for his own architectural projects.

GEBDESIGN. is an award winning firm that focuses on the manner of relationship, proportion and details of architecture and seeks a design and illustration for city, nature and people. The firm believes design should be clear, simple and refined to the last detail.

He won numerous competitions and awards. His recent project 'A House' received Silver Medal from A' International Design Award in Italy. Also, he won from The American Institute of Architects(AIA) Emerging Professional Exhibition 2017 (Theme : Citizen Design). Project 'One House' won at the 24th World Architecture Award 2017. In addition, his project, 'Instant City: Living Air-Right' got an honorable mention at New York Affordable Housing International Competition. Also, 'plaYform' was selected as the Winner for 2016 Central Park Summer Pavilion International Competition and was selected his proposal ‘e(X)port city’ as the Winner for 2015 Jamsil Sports Complex International Competition.

Pedro Novo


EN The studio was founded by Pedro Novo in 2003, at the same time he was working with MVarquitectos studio, Pedro Mendes Architects and later with the architect Carlos Castanheira. Participated in several projects, including the project of Yonsei college in South Korea, designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira and Carlos Castanheira. In addition to the projects, contests and works, he participated in several exhibitions in Fundão, Aveiro, Lisbon and Barcelona.

João Santa-Rita


Architecture Degree in College of Fine Arts of Lisbon (1983)

Member of the Association of Portuguese Architects, OA (1983)

Guest Member of the Akademia Fur Baukultur (Germany)

Elected Vice-President of the Association of Portuguese Architects (2011/2013)

Elected President of the Association of Portuguese Architects (2014/2016)

Associate in the Atelier of the Architect José Santa-Rita (1976/1986)

Associate in the Atelier of the Architect Manuel Vicente in Macau (1986/1988)

In 1990 creates the atelier Santa-Rita Architects with the Architect José Santa-Rita

Since 2007 has developed activity in Poland in a partnership with the Atelier Grupaplatforma.

In 2016 creates the atelier Santa-Rita and Associates

Associate Professor in Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa, UAL(1998/...)

Guest Lecturer in the University of Minnesota (U.S.A 1999/2000).

Guest critic; SCI-ARC, Los Angeles (U.S.A/1997); Columbia University, New York (USA/1998); University of Granada (Spain/2003/2004); SCAD, Savannah (U.S.A/2010); RISD, Providence (U.S.A/2011)

Guest Jury Member of Architecture Awards

Participated in seminars and gave conferences in Germany, U.S.A, Spain, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Libya, Macau, Poland, Portugal and Russia. Invited to participate in meetings of Akademie Fur Baukultur in Munster Osnabruk (Germany/2003), Granada (Spain/2008) and organized the meeting in Lisbon 2004. Participation in expositions in Germany, Belgium, Brasil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Scotland, U.S.A, Spain, Finland, France, Netherlands, Hong-Kong, England, Italy, Portugal, Poland and Russia. Has works published in Germany, Argentina, Chile, Spain, England, Italy, Netherlands, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland.

Susel Biondi

Born in Peru. Undergraduate degree in Architecture in Lima, Peru.

Cori Wasi Prize for the best graduate of her class.

Prize for best thesis of the year- Urban Sustainable.

Postgraduate degree in Construcion and Design at the IHS, Rotterdam, Holland.

Ph.D. in Architecture from UCL, Leuven, Belgium.

Founding partner of the studio since 1999.

University Professor since 1999.


the BOOK

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

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