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Airport of the Future - Fentress Global Challenge

Organized by Fentress Architects

Airport of the Future - Fentress Global ChallengeExpired
  • OrganizerFentress Architects
  • CategoryDesign/Architecture
  • PrizeCash
  • RegionGlobal
  • EligibilityPhd, Professionals, Master Students, Bachelor Students
  • Deadline2021-10-01
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The First Place Winner: US$15,000
Second Place: US$3,000
Third Place: US$2,000
Two People’s Choice Awards: US$1,000
Fentress Architects, a global design firm that specializes in the creation of innovative, award-winning public architecture, is pleased to announce that the 2021 Fentress Global Challenge (FGC) is open for entries. Now in its 8th year, the annual international student design competition challenges students to envision a forward-thinking concept for an airport of the future, and in turn, stimulate innovative design in terminal architecture.

“The Fentress Global Challenge is a great opportunity for young designers to bring broad ideas and creative perspectives to the table while spearheading innovation in airport terminal architecture,” said FGC Founder Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA. “We are excited to see how students push the limits of architectural design this year.”

This year’s competition brief encourages students to reimagine the terminal building in the year 2100, siting the new terminal at either an existing airport of their choosing, or at a location where an airport does not yet exist. The latter option calls for participants to consider a city where an airport could serve as a catalyst for economic and social development. Students’ designs must consider several aspects, including local context, evolving technologies, sustainability and resiliency, security, wellbeing, mobility, urbanization, globalization, project feasibility, and the overall passenger experience.

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