biomimetic architecture competition

24h competition 20th edition – biomimetic

Submission: October 22, 2017
Registration: October 21, 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.

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.

The young creatives and thinkers are a precious commodity that we value a lot and so we want to give them a voice.


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!

There are a period of registration on the competition, when it end, started the 24H competition!

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!



All living forms present in nature carry mathematical formulas and quantifications. The interpretation of these forms can be the great achievement for architecture that, intelligently, should translate them into solutions and needs in a sustainable and functional strategy. Natural examples are biological inspirations of efficiency and aesthetic / functional balance. The way of looking at forms can finally awaken to the simplicity of what more complex exists on the face of the earth: life itself.

Beginning of the registration period:  August 28th

Promotional registration period from August 28th  to september 1st at 23:59 – Fee € 15

Regular registration period from september 2nd  to october 11th at 23:59 – Fee € 20

Late period of registration from October 12th to October 21th at 11:59  – Fee € 25

Publication of winners and honorable mentions at  www.if-ideasforward.com on November 21th


//October 21th to October 22th //

The competition begins at October 21th 12:00 noon and ends at October  22th 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

This is a competition in 24 hours so you only have access to the brief on the contest day

Download on October 21 12:00pm (noon) (London GMT+0:00)

but do not forget that you always have to register before October 21 at 11:49 am (London GMT + 0:00)


Participation can be individual or as a group. Participants must be over 18 years old.In the case of groups, the leader must be over 18 years old. By participating in an ideasforward contest the participant accepts all the terms and conditions published on our website that define the rules for use of the company website, as well as the rules of participation therein.

Go to the competition’s website