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Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express new ideas of future societies through their innovative and visionary proposals.

We are an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes.

We want to break mental borders and put all the visions on the table.

Here, you can try an experiment, everything is possible!



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

This competition aims to present architectural answers in 24h to, social problems, humanitarian causes, or utopian themes of contemporary societies. It wants to put the creative minds in question about pre-defined concepts.

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.

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 of the competition.

Take the risk!





In a society dominated by the technological revolution and where light becomes the engine of progress, we need some shade to look more human and worldly.






Download the brief here on the competition day!




the beginning of the registration period:  October 16th


Promotional registration period from October 16th to October 25th at 23:59 - Fee € 20

Regular registration period from October 26th to December 3rd at 23:59 - Fee € 25

Late period of registration from December 4th to December 14th at 11:59  - Fee € 30 

After the competition start  - Fee € 50



Publication of winners and honorable mentions at on January 31st


the competition date

// December 14th to December 15th //


The competition begins on December 14th 12:00 noon and ends at December 15th 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 from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina. Publisher, curator and producer of architecture and art events in various Latin American and Iberoamerican countries.

For 6 years Editor-in-Chief and Director of Content at ArchDaily Brasil, where she curated editorial publications and projects published in Portuguese. She covered her coverage and participated as a jury member and moderator of several architectural events in Latin America and Portugal. . XX General Producer Chilean Architecture and Urbanism Biennial # DialoguesImpostergables in 2017 and general production of the special Biennial pavilion dedicated to architects and artists such as Alfredo Jaar, Dorita Hannah, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Hashim Sarkis, Andrés Jaque, Barclay & Crousse, ELEMENTAL among others. Member of the production team and curatorial assistant of the Infinite Going 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 Architecture of Maia in Portugal. She has recently been a contributor / consultant to the Communications Department at MMTW Group and responsible for AMAG magazine and Books publishing partnerships. Since 2017 she is a managing partner of the communications agency specialized in architecture MITTY based in Santiago de Chile, which she is currently doing in the Ibero-American countries.

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Arne Myklestad


Arne Reisegg Myklestad is one of three partners at Dark Architects, and works mainly with urbanism and conceptual design in competitions and early phases. He studied architecture at the Royal Academy of fine arts in Copenhagen, and has an MA in architectural theory from London Met.


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.


Benedikt Hartl


Is the founder of Opposite Office. He studied architecture at the Technical University Munich, at the School of Architecture and Design in Oslo and at Ardhi University in Dar Es Salaam. He worked in various architecture firms in Paris, Zurich and Munich. From 2013-2015 he taught at the Department of Architectural Design at TU Munich. 

Since 2014 he has a teaching assignment at the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf for drawing methodology at the Chair of Visualization. In 2016 he published the architecture book Reminiscence, which is a collection of the most important influences on contemporary architecture. 

In 2017 he founded an (opposite) architecture office in Munich. Opposite Office is an award-winning studio which works between reality and fiction. Opposite Office is one of the few politically motivated architectural firms, internationally known mainly through the refurbishment project of Buckingham Palace into social housing. Benedikt Hartl is often referred to an activist architect.

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