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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!



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!





World Health Organization today declared the disease as a pandemic. "We can expect the number of cases, deaths, and affected countries to increase," said the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

WHO justifies the declaration of a pandemic with "alarming levels of spread and inaction." "Countries can still change the course of this pandemic if they detect, test, treat, isolate, track and mobilize people in the response," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Director-General of WHO said in a press conference that the Covid-19 epidemic had reached a pandemic level because there are more than 118,000 cases of infection in 114 countries and 4,291 deaths. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recalled that the pandemic declaration "does not change what countries should do" to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, a family of viruses that can cause respiratory infections like pneumonia. 

Source: Lusa 11/03/2020






Download the brief here on the competition day, April 17th!




the beginning of the registration period:  February 22nd


Promotional registration period from February 22nd to March 5th at 23:59 - Fee € 25

Regular registration period from March 6th to April 5th at 23:59 - Fee € 30

Late period of registration from April 6th to April 17th at 11:59  - Fee € 35 

After the competition start  - Fee € 50



Publication of winners and honorable mentions at on June 15th

postponed to friday June 18th


the competition date

// April 17th to April 18th //


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






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


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


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


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


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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. Publisher, curator and producer of architecture and art events in several countries in Latin America and Iberoamerica.

For 6 years she was 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 the jury and moderator of several architectural events in Latin America and Portugal. General Producer of the XX Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism of Chile # DiálogoImpostergables in 2017 and general production of the special pavilion of the Biennial 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 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 the MMTW Group and responsible for partnerships for publications of AMAG magazine and Books. Since 2017 she has been a managing partner of the communications agency specialized in architecture MITTY based in Santiago de Chile, a work she currently performs in Iberoamerican countries.


Nuno Sampaio

Nuno Sampaio (1974), architect in Porto and master in “Large Scale Architecture” at the School of Architecture in Barcelona, develops professional activity as an architect since 2000 in the atelier “NunoSampaio - Architects ”.

Currently and since 2014 he is the Executive Director of Casa da Arquitectura, where he assumes the direction and curatorship of the institution that is today the Portuguese Center of Architecture.

He was a member of the National Directive Council of the Order of Architects from 2008 to 2010. He was president of the “Urban Strategy” - Laboratory of Architecture and City Innovation, and Vice-president of the Association

“Lisbon Architecture Triennale” from 2010 to 2020.

At the same time, he was a jury in several architecture competitions where he highlight the FAD Awards 2013.


Sara Pelicano

Graduated in Architecture in 1999 by the Technical University of Lisbon - Faculty of Architecture;

She joined ARIPA arquitectos in 1999 as a Trainee Architect;

Coordinating Architect, since 2002

In 2016 she formed, with the architect Marcos Roque, SPRM arquitectos

Assumes the co-authorship of several healthcare buildings

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Pedro Miguel Santos

Graduated in Architecture at Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, worked abroad in Holland, collaborating with VMX Architects, Search Architects, Freelance, and Juurlink en Geluk. In 2008 founded LXLAB doing various projects since then through all the areas from commercial, tourism and living, as well as urbanism.


Cristina Mendonça
Graduated in architecture from Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa in 2001. 
Founding partner of EMBAIXADA, an award-winning Lisbon based architectural studio created in 2002 and re-established in 2017, broadening its spectrum to a parallel line of research called UNLEASH. 
In 2012 initiated, solo, one of the main research by design lines of UNLEASH: The Thickness of the Limit, which was the subject of several studios/workshops developed by EMBAIXADA in partnership/for a number of Universities.

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