Application Deadline: 1st July, 2019
Fentress Architects announces the 2018-2019 Fentress Global Challenge, an international design competition for young and student architects.
As in years past, the theme is consistent with the firm’s expertise in airport design and aviation, challenging applicants to envision an airport of the future.
The design concept shall be submitted in PDF format and include: Up to 8 pages in 11-inch x 17-inch format, landscape orientation
Participants of the (FGC) are encouraged to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075. Concepts will integrate Fentress’ Touchstone 2: Use context to create identity. More on Fentress’ Eight Touchstones of Design
In line with the speculative nature of the competition, participants should seek to improve every dimension of the airport terminal building. All entries should delve into one or more broad topic related to airport architecture and the future of aviation such as mobility, urbanization, globalization, technology, flexibility, security, project feasibility, and passenger experience in 2075.
Designs must center on one of these airports, or one of comparable size:
- ATLANTA GA, US (ATL)
- BEIJING, CN (PEK)
- LONDON, GB (LHR)
- CHICAGO IL, US (ORD)
- TOKYO, JP (HND)
- LOS ANGELES CA, US (LAX)
- PARIS, FR (CDG)
- DALLAS/FORT WORTH TX, US (DFW)
- FRANKFURT, DE (FRA)
- HONG KONG, HK (HKG)
The submission must take into account existing runways and land restrictions of the chosen airport. Participants should create a new airport concept that replaces current terminal structures.
The schedule for the competition is:
Competition Announcement – May 31, 2018
Design Submission – May 31, 2019
Shortlist Announcement – July 1, 2019
Winners Announcement – July 29, 2019
Architectural Event – Fall 2019
1ST PLACE – US$15,000
The top prize includes US$10,000 cash and the opportunity to accompany Curt Fentress to a prestigious architectural event where you will receive your award. Airfare, lodging, and entrance fee will be paid for by Fentress Architects, not to exceed US$5,000. Winners are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and paperwork. If entering as a group, the monetary prize and attendance at the architectural event will be distributed equally.
2ND PLACE – US$2,000
3RD PLACE – US$1,000
2 PEOPLE’s CHOICE AWARDS – US$1,000
Sounds interesting? Apply here today!