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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 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 relates in a global World as well as rethink the economic, social and cultural patterns of contemporary societies.



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

This competition proposes 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!




Fire: extravagant, egocentric, impulsive, strong, irresponsible and adventurous. One of the 4 elements of nature and the greatest achievement of the human being, which allowed the survival of the species. With fire Man developed the protection, the comfort of cold nights, the search for light and discovered the cooked food. He controlled it for his own benefit, changed survival habits in a dramatic way, and nowadays, fire can be a symbol of destruction and danger, giving it a negative connotation, or a symbol of rebirth and renewal of forces divine. Fire can be heaven or hell, peace or war,  a small ou big flame. One thing is certain, whoever plays with it can get burned.



Download the brief here on the competition day!



beginning of the registration period:  December 11th


Promotional registration period from December 11th  to December 15th at 23:59 - Fee € 15

Regular registration period from December 16th to February 07th at 23:59 - Fee € 20

Late period of registration from February 08th to February 17th at 11:59  - Fee € 25 


Publication of winners and honorable mentions at on March 31th


the competition date

// February 17th to February 18th //


The competition begins at February 17th 12:00 noon and ends at February 18th 12:00 noon (London GMT + 0:00)



1st Place € 500 + publication in 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



Victor Delaqua


  is Architect and Urbanist graduated from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (2014) and did exchange programs in FAUUSP and Polytechnic University of Valencia. Currently works designing art exhibitions and as editor at ArchDaily.

Onur Ozkoc


Received his B.Arch, M.Arch degrees from the department of architecture at Middle East Technical University (METU). He received his PhD in Architecture from the same department with his dissertation focusing on the prospective roles of architects in a building information modelling (BIM) driven AEC context. He leads the firm MOTTO ARCHITECTURE along with his partner Heves Beseli since 2011, where he participated in the design and actualization of several urban-scale regeneration projects as well as small-scale boutique ventures. He is also a part-time studio instructor in architectural design studios at METU and at TED University.


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.


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.



Born in Argentina.

Undergraduate degree in Architecture in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Postgraduate degree in Theory of architecture at the IUAV, Venice, Italy.

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

Founding partner of the studio since 1999.

University Professor since 1986.


the BOOK

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

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