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Ideasforward 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 global.

This 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 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!





Without consensus, COP25 reaches minimum agreement on climate change ...

After two weeks of negotiations, the conference agreed to urge countries to increase their targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions next year, which is essential for trying to contain warming below + 2 ° C but has not issued any strong signal that it will intensify and accelerate climate action.






Download the brief here!



the beginning of the registration period:  January 07th


Promotional registration period from January 07th to January 15th at 23:59 - Fee € 25

Regular registration period from January 16th to March 10th at 23:59 - Fee € 30

Late period of registration from March 11st to March 21st at 11:59  - Fee € 35 

After the competition start  - Fee € 50



Publication of winners and honorable mentions at on April 30th


the competition date

// March 21st to March 22nd //


The competition begins on March 21st 12:00 noon and ends at March 22nd 12:00 noon (London GMT + 0:00)






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



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


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


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



Mário Chaves [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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Joanna Helm

Urbanist Architect, University of Fine Arts of São Paulo, Brazil and Master in Housing Management and Development by Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina. Editor, curator and producer of architecture and art events in several countries in Latin America and Iberoamerica.

For 6 years Chief Editor and Content Director of ArchDaily Brasil, where she curated editorial publications and projects published in Portuguese. She covered and participated as a member of judges and moderator of several architecture events in Latin America and Portugal. . General Producer of XXChilean Architecture and Urbanism Biennial # DiálogoImpostergables in 2017 and general production of the Bienal's special pavilion dedicated to architects and artists such as Alfredo Jaar, Dorita Hannah, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Hashim Sarkis, Andrés Jaque, Barclay & Crousse, ELEMENTAL among others. Production team member and

curatorial assistant of the Infinito Vão Exhibition - 90 years of Brazilian Architecture at Casa da Arquitectura in 2018. In 2019, he collaborated in the coordination of Communications and Partnerships of the Month of Architecture of Maia in Portugal. Recently she was a collaborator / consultant in the Communications Department of the MMTW Group and responsible for partnerships for publications of AMAG magazine and Books. Since 2017 she has been a managing partner of communications agency specialized in MITTY architecture based in Santiago de Chile, work that currently performs in Iberoamerican countries.

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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. 


Rui Oliveira

Rui Oliveira, architect, specialized in Geographic Information Science. He has worked in Architectural Heritage for several years and has developed research on coastal architecture in Denmark and Sweden. He is currently developing teaching activities.


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".

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