At the current juncture the architect has not faced only with poetic issues. The speed at which
contemporary capitalist societies surrendered, prevents develop their creative projects based on
assumptions of yesteryear. The thrill acted with reason to unravel the function. Nowadays, for many
architects there is even the opportunity, the time or the space to experience and develop projects based on
Many questions that arise:
What are the recommended applications for current and future architecture?
What is the limit of poetry in artistic thinking in the face of physical limitations of current societies,
technological, social and economic?
What is the value of the concept in the creation process?
And many other questions are by saying!
In search of answers to these and others questions, the project emerged : “NeWoSpa”
We dare to be visionaries !
One of the big problems we face today has to do with the overuse of the soil mass through the construction
and the consequent increase of city boundaries. Man ceased to respect nature to just focus on the
economic aspects through a rapid enrichment. Capitalism overlapped the most important values like
preserving the planet through a culture of sustainability.
” Levi – The Suspended City ” is the first of four episodes that we intend to build on the concept of buildings
cities. The optimization of the city in the building for the benefit of nature and the environment. Based on the
theme of the 4 elements , we wish to approach the man of nature and explore the concept of buildings
cities. In this episode we explore the ” AIR “.
We want to think of new dynamics of trade relationship between housing and services , making a reflection
of the city inside the building and bridging the needs of contemporary societies. We seek dynamic new
movement, integration and relationship between all parties, adapting the building to current and future
Over the years we have had several successful examples of reinterpretation of the building as an object of
use by man. Are paradigmatic cases that the Housing Unit of Marseille of Le Corbusier and the Copan
building of Oscar Neymeirer, where the building takes the place of the town, though on a smaller scale.
So we wanted to go further and imagine that the building can take the place of the city. To do this you must
also rethink how we organize ourselves in society. This exercise aims however rethink cities and societies of
At the end of each episode a book will be published with the whole story and you, with your projects, can
be part of it!
The winning proposal will be included in the book’s story with their images and their texts and the remaining
proposals contain only in the book, as proposed participants in the contest.
CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATING
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
DATES AND FEES
Open Call – September 01 (noon) (London GMT + 0:00)
Promotional registration period from September 01 to September 15 23:59 – € 35
Regular registration period from September 16 to October 31, 23:59 (London GMT + 0:00) – Fee € 50
Late period of registration from November 01 to November 30, 23:59 (London GMT + 0:00) – Fee € 65
Close submissions at November 30, 23:59 – (London GMT + 0:00)
Publication of winners and honorable mentions at www.if-ideasforward.com on January 25, 2016
1st Place – € 1250 + publication in website, social networks + media partners + be part of a storybook
2nd Place – € 500 + publication in website, social networks + media partners + published on the book
3rd Place – € 250 + publication in website, social networks + media partners + published on the book
12 Honorable Mentions – publication in website, social networks + media partners – published on the book
Competition opens September 1st, CLICK HERE to visit the site!