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!
AIM OF THE COMPETITION - 24H
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!
In a period of great changes, society begins to rethink the concept of inhabiting the city at the expense of the countryside. More than ever, we talk about the sustainability of cities concerning mobility, energy efficiency measures, and green economy.
With the coronavirus pandemic we learned to live more closed and, at the same time, closer to each other, through the development of teleworking, with all the benefits that this brought to the environment and in particular to the decongestion of cities. We also learned to value local produce and products and quickly started to appear small farms that brought our products home. The countryside has always been a viable alternative to the city, but not everyone can move there. Will the city be able to adapt to new urban, social, and environmental requirements?
Download the brief here on the competition day, September 26th!
SCHEDULES and FEES
the beginning of the registration period: June 24th
Promotional registration period from June 24th to July 24th at 23:59 - Fee € 25
Regular registration period from July 25th to August 31st at 23:59 - Fee € 30
Late period of registration from September 1st to September 26th at 11:59 - Fee € 35
After the competition start - Fee € 50
Publication of winners and honorable mentions at www.if-ideasforward.com on November 2nd
the competition date
// September 26th to September 27th //
The competition begins on September 26th 12:00 noon and ends at September 27th 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 [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.
Urbanist Architect, University of Fine Arts of São Paulo, Brazil, and Master in Management and Housing Development by Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina. Publisher, curator, and producer architecture and art events in several countries in Latin America and Iberoamerica.
For 6 years Chief Editor and Content Director of ArchDaily Brasil, where he curated the publication's editorial and projects published in the Portuguese language. Covered and participated as a member of jurors and moderator of several architectural events in Latin America and Portugal. General Producer of XX Chilean Architecture and Urbanism Biennial #Impostergables in 2017 and general production of the Pavillion Bienal special dedicated to architects and artists like 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, she collaborated in the coordination of Communications and Partnerships of the Month of Maia Architecture in Portugal. Recently, she was a collaborator/consultant in the Communications Department of 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.
Susana Ventura (Coimbra, 1978)
Susana Ventura is educated in architecture (darq-FCTUC, 2003), however, she prefers to dedicate herself to research, writing, and curatorship, overlapping different fields of knowledge. She enjoys thinking about art, architecture, photography, cinema and dance, experimenting, sometimes in texts, sometimes in exhibitions, other possibilities of thought. She holds a PhD in Philosophy - Aestheticsunder the scientific supervision of the renown philosopher José Gil (FCSH-UNL, 2013). She curated “Utopia / Dystopia” (with Pedro Gadanho and João Laia, MAAT, 2017) and “The House of Democracy: between Space and Power” (Casa da Arquitectura, 2018). In 2014, she was awarded with the Fernando Távora Award (9th edition). Among several publications, her essays may be regularly read in the art magazine Contemporânea. www.susana-ventura.com
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. (http://www.buildingoffice.com) Aras is also a practicing architect in Perkins+Will, Dubai.
Marta Pimenta Moreira
Architect, graduated in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa (2006). Post-graduation in “Cooperation for the development of Human settlements” by the University Institute for Cooperation in Basic Habitability (ICHaB) of the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (2011). Currently attending the Master Degree of Arts Education at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon.
Secretary of the General Assembly of Architects Without Borders - Portugal.
Member of the Southern Regional Directive Council of the Portuguese Association of Architects, responsible for the Department of Culture (2017-19).
Collaborated with AJLS Arquitectos in the International Architecture Competitions “Ares Competition” under the theme “Renewable Energy Sources and Bioclimatic Architecture for shells, to shelter people affected by natural disasters”, promoted by UIA-International Union Of Architects (ARES Office) classified with the 1st Prize and the International Architecture Competition in New York “What if new York City” classified with the 1st Prize. Finalist in the “Building Malaria Prevention” Competition.
She is the founder of Mar.more where she develops projects of different scales. He believes in the importance of crossing architecture with other disciplines.
She is currently developing a photography project where the body interacts with space.
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