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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 the technological revolution dominated communication, 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 place where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity.

This competition aims 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, 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!




crisis; cyclone; floods; poverty; health; cholera; medical care; education; malnutrition; help; nature;





Download the brief here on the competition day!




the beginning of the registration period:  April 29th


Promotional registration period from April 29th to May 5th at 23:59 - Fee € 20

Regular registration period from May 5th to June 18th at 23:59 - Fee € 25

Late period of registration from June 18th to June 29th at 11:59  - Fee € 30 

After the competition start  - Fee € 50



Publication of winners and honorable mentions at on July 31st


the competition date

// June 29th to June 30th //


The competition begins on June29th 12:00 noon and ends at June 30th 12:00 noon (London GMT + 1:00)






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



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


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


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



Alper Derinbogaz 

He graduated from Istanbul Technical University in 2005. He received the Fulbright Scholarship for his master degree in Architecture and Urbanism Department at the University of California, Los Angeles by completing his degree with the UCLA Graduate Award. Derinbogaz founded Salon in 2010, referring to the French term, as a gathering space for emerging ideas or criticism. In addition to his professional practice, he continues to lead his architectural design studio at the Istanbul Technical University as a senior lecturer.

Derinbogaz winner of Europe 40 Under 40 Award 2019, has gained many recognitions, awards and honours internationally including German Design Award in 2018, Good Design Award in 2018, World Architecture Award in 2017, Plan Award for Innovative Architecture in 2015, YAP Program of MOMA shortlist and A+ Architizer Award 2015. He represented Turkey in the 14th Venice Biennial International Architecture Exhibition in its debut year of the Pavilion of Turkey in 2014. Three of his built works, Gate, Panorama and Augmented Structures were included in the Best Architecture of the Year Selection, and he received the Arkitera Young Architect Award in 2011.


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Lua Nitsche

 Born on November 25th 1972 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

Graduated from Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo – FAU (School of Architecture and Urban Planning) of Universidade de São Paulo – USP (University of São Paulo) in 1996 

Prior establishing her own practice, she worked for offices such as Felippe Crescenti; André Vainer and Guilherme Paoliello; and Isay Weinfeld. She founded with her brothers Nitsche Architects in 2001. 

Lua teaches Architecture at "Escola da Cidade" since 2009. 



Lasse Lyhne

Lasse Lyhne-Hansen currently lives in Oslo, Norway where he works for Mad arkitekter. 

He received his masters degree in architecture from the KADK in 2013 after studying and working in Copenhagen, New York and Aarhus. Post graduation Lasse worked in some of Copenhagen's leading architecture offices most recently BIG.

Alongside his work he pursues photography and various aspects of architecture, critical thinking on landscapes as well as a bit of drawing by bonfire in the Norwegian nature.

Lasse has published articles and studies on a wide range of subjects such as Chinese suburbia, kiosks in São Paulo and unbuilt works of Paul Rudolph. 


Aras Burak

born in Massachusetts, USA graduated from Architectural Association (AA) Diploma School in 2012 in London. Worked at Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam and Dubai in projects like Qatar Foundation Headquarters and Concrete at Alserkal Avenue. Works on his own projects under the name of Building Office since 2007 which he founded in London. Aras is also a practicing architect in Perkins+Will, Dubai.



Duygu Tuntas

Born and educated in Ankara, Duygu Tüntaş is an architect and architectural photographer. Receiving her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the same department, she pursues her interest as a PhD candidate and full-time faculty at METU, Department of Architecture. Awarded with many prizes in architectural competitions and received several scholarships for academic achievements, Duygu is a former Fulbright visiting scholar at Columbia GSAPP with a research titled "A Reconceptualization of the Altering Status of Subjectivity and Intentionality in Computational Architecture with respect to Methodological and Epistemological Approaches to Form".


image credits Siphiwe Sibeko



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