The Fentress Global Challenge is an international design competition created to engage students worldwide in the exploration of future design possibilities in public architecture. The competition theme changes each year to reflect current issues. For 2015, students around the globe are invited to imagine The Airport of the Future.
Participants are encouraged to re-envision the terminal building of the future, taking into consideration current technological trends and applying
them to the near future. The participant should consider every element of the passenger experience and seek to improve every dimension of the building. The
terminal/concourse building should comprise 30 gates with a third of them being international. Things to consider are urbanization, globalization, technological
innovations, flexibility, security, adaptability, and the traveler experience from “curbside to airside.”
The submission with the highest aesthetic quality and the most fully developed vision will receive the grand prize.
All students presently enrolled in an accredited college level Architectural or Interiors program are invited to participate. Recent 2015 graduates that
are not employed at an architecture, interior design, engineering or construction firm may also enter. Individuals and teams with a maximum of three members are eligible. Only one registration is
necessary for each team.
Register HERE by May 1, 2015; registration is free. You will automatically be emailed a registration number to use for your final submission.
|Competition Announcement||Saturday, November 15, 2014|
|Design Submission Deadline||Friday, May 1, 2015|
|Winners Announced||Sunday, June 1, 2015|
|Internship at Fentress Architects||Summer 2015|
US$15,000 prize and a certificate (US$15,000 prize includes US$5,000 cash, four-week paid internship at Fentress Architects, airfare and lodging.)
US$3,000 cash prize and a certificate
US$2,000 cash prize and a certificate
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For more information click below to download the full competition program or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions and Answers
Q: What is the official due date of the competition submission?
May 1, 2015 at Midnight Mountain Daylight Time
Q: Is there a registration deadline?
No, you can register any time as long as your submission is in before the May 1, 2015 deadline.
Q: The requirement said there should be 30 terminals in this airport design. Is there a limitation on the capacity of the terminal or should we follow the guidelines for a traditional terminal?
The design requires 30 gates for the aircraft. You can follow the guide of a traditional terminal building and expand on it or come up with something entirely new. Things to consider are urbanization, globalization, technological innovations, flexibility, security, adaptability, and the traveler experience from “curbside to airside.”
Q: Do I need to develop the interior / exterior and make a functional airport of 2050?
Yes, you need to develop an interior and exterior concept of the terminal building.
Q: Is there a specified site for the project's design?
No, you can place it anywhere you like, whether it is a current airport site or a new site. Don't get too caught up on this aspect because you will be judged primarily on your terminal building itself.
Q: Is there more information about the competition available that may guide my design?
See the past winning submissions of the competition by clicking here