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Submission: April 07, 2018
Registration:  April 07, 2018
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open Ideas


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. Continue reading

bigdata competition

Submission: August 26, 2017
Registration: August 26, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


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. Continue reading

Ct architecture competition

Submission: May 28, 2017
Registration: May 27, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: € 500, 2nd Prize: € 150, 3rd Prize: € 50
Type: Open


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.

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bauhouse competition

Submission: February 19, 2017
Registration: February 18, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: $500 , 2nd Prize: $150, 3rd Prize: $100
Type: Open


Mythology: one of the most brilliant heritages of humanity. Architecture of fascination in the minds of a people, which turned doubts into certainties. Gods are reinvented in human bodies that mirror the imperfect creation of space. Force of believing. Myth, tale, legend. Asymmetric symmetries of the world … Continue reading

mythology competition

Submission: July 24 , 2016
Registration: July 23, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Place €500, 2nd Prize €150, 3rd Prize €50
Type: Open


The idea of deluge brings us to the catastrophic reminder of the divine on the earth, where it is understood as a punishment of divinity, to the men. The water, which purifies and revives humanity, merges with the land and the transformation happens. Nothing will be as before.

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Submission: June 05, 2016
Registration: June 04, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: €500, 2nd Prize: €150, 3rd Prize: €50
Type: Open


This competition proposes give responses in 24H to the social problems, 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! Continue reading

The tenth edition of  24H Competition focused on maximum building use, in order to optimize resources and reduce the immeasurable construction and meaningless.  We want that you think in the simple form of a cube and give him two completely different  uses, one for a day and one for a night. Every day he undergoes this metamorphosis.

Check out the winning projects below.

1st prize
Project by: Wilhelm Scherübl, Therese Leick  /Austria/

“It is a powerful statement: metamorphosis presented as an architectural device. It is poetic and yet presenting a programmatic approach – designed around specific activities. The presentation is skillful and rather imaginative, not the usual 3D perspective but a suggestive section, showing how it performs: through daily activities and the passage of time. Congratulations for this 24H spectacular project!”, Ana Jara, arq.

“This proposal is the most creative project I’ve seen in the last competitions where I’ve been a jury member. The use of the water in the roof part that floods is a very innovative mechanism. Furthermore the graphic design showing the empty-full system explains the idea un few seconds.”, Rafael Gonzalez del Castillo Sancho, arq.

“The cube’s design utilizes a fascinating hourglass metaphor to represent the passing of time and thus the transition between the daily cycles of work, socializing, and regeneration. Simple and effective concept, successfully visualized.”, Alexander Walter, arq.

“What I do like most about this concept overall is that it takes full advantage of the allotted cubic area, and it can ultimately be an enticing atmosphere for people to gather for work or relaxation. Although a post-work swim isn’t everyone’s cup of tea year-round, the water is still put to good reuse in the cultivation of a garden, thus aiming to improve the appearance of its surroundings.”, Justine Testado, arq.

“This is a prime example of the nontrivial view of the architecture. This decision is associated with surreal paintings and is unlikely to leave the observer indifferent. Detailed presentation mesmerizes and establishs the complete submersion into the atmosphere of the project. Only thoughts about rationality and possible implementation alienates the vivid impression”, Grigory Malitskiy, arq.

2nd prize
Project by: Maria Dembska, Dagmara Rapińczuk, Piotr Czerniawski /Poland/

“A subtle and effective idea to illustrate metamorphosis: taking the most out of the cube challenge proposed by 24H brief. The project shows an inhabited cube metamorphosis through the day using a mutable skin, controlling light and relation with the exterior. The presentation is capable of taking us inside the atmosphere and explaining how it works technically in one panel.”, Ana Jara, arq.

“The modular system makes this project different. On one hand it shows a realistic render and on the other hand it explains the project with axonometric, plant, secction and other documents. The use of reflexions, light and glass gives to this proposal a good feeling about the building.”, Rafael Gonzalez del Castillo Sancho, arq.

“Comprehensively thought-through concept, from the dynamic double-layer facade all the way to the convertible furniture. Impressive rendering.”, Alexander Walter, arq.

“The double cube, with the “breathing” movable façade, is a classically simple yet clever architectural approach to the concept of metamorphosis. It’s a fitting response to the flow and rhythm of everyday modern living.”, Justine Testado, arq.

“This is a an example of kinetic architecture, stylish, rational and alive. Like a flower, the building is revealed for the surrounding world during the day, uniting inner and outer space. The transformation not only creates a new image of the building, but also allows you to adjust the microclimate in it. The building is able to change and adapt through interacting with the environment.”, Grigory Malitskiy, arq.

3rd prize
Project by: Ekaterina Kotlova, Valery Zverkova, Yana Oshkina, Vitalya Primak, Daria Suhova  /Russian Federation/

“It is a memorable under and over water cube able to create two different opposite conditions. Presentation is effective in creating both atmosphere and showing how it works.”, Ana Jara, arq.

“In this proposal the idea of movement is a very powerful tool. The render explains very well the idea but the technical documents don’t have a large study, it would have been better to explain more about the going up/going down building.”, Rafael Gonzalez del Castillo Sancho, arq.

“I was glad to see a concept that makes rigorous use of the z- axis for its metamorphosis. The scenario for the “work” function during the day is a very real and practical one and fits the specific location.”, Alexander Walter, arq.

“The idea of a scientific research lab and observatory is what made this proposal stand out, as a response to the work/recreational aspect of the competition brief. Although it isn’t the most feasible design and could use more development (even if this was a 24-hour competition), it generally presents a potentially engaging idea in public education on the environment, especially with the ongoing discussion of problems like pollution and rising sea levels. ”, Justine Testado, arq.

“The project, capable to draw attention not only to its design, but also to the problem of ecology. Architecture should strive to improve the environment. Such architectural decision may become the point of attraction of people and to focus their attention on eco-issues.”, Grigory Malitskiy, arq.

See all awarded submissions here

Submission: November 29, 2014
Registration: November 29, 2014
Language: English
Prizes: 1st Prize: 500€, 2ndHonorable Mention, 3rd Honorable Mention
Type: Open for all

In recent years we have seen huge climate change on our planet. These changes are due primarily to global warming which leads to the melting of glaciers and consequently to increased levels of the oceans. Continue reading