favela architecture competition

24h competition 25th edition – FAVELA

Submission: July 14, 2018
Registration: July 13, 2018
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 of 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 can relate 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. We want to give them a voice.


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

The aim of this competition is to present answers in 24h to social problems, visionary ideas, humanitarian causes and sociologic problems of the contemporary societies.

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.

We challenge you to prove your talent in 24 hours!

There is a period of registration on the competition, 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 the competition starts.

Take the risk!



Dumping, scarcity, droughts, shortages, and the need to survive raised thousands of people against a government that, at the expense of taxes, intended to turn land into money.

Favela ceased to be just a broad bean-shaped medicinal plant, which gave its name to the hill where it was born, to become what to this day still characterizes this life force that is conflicted daily between the desire to flee and to stay.

In the favela, fear faces security and insecurity defies trust.

A place where there are people, families and communities who carry their stories on their backs.


the beginning of the registration period:  May  28th

Promotional registration period from May 28th to Jun 3th at 23:59 – Fee € 20

Regular registration period from Jun 4th to July 3th at 23:59 – Fee € 25

Late period of registration from July 4th to July 13th at 11:59  – Fee € 30

After the competition start  – Fee € 50

Publication of winners and honorable mentions at   on August 24th

the competition date

// July 14th to July 15th //

The competition begins on July 14th 12:00 noon and ends at July 15th 12:00 noon (London GMT + 0:00)


1st Place € 500+ publication on the website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy +  24H registration fee

2nd Place € 150 – publication in website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy + 24H registration fee

3rd Place € 50 –  publication in website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy + 24H registration fee

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

Go to the competition’s website