We are proud to announce the finalists and winners of the 2015 Airport of the Future Fentress Global Challenge. There were so many creative and outstanding entries
that it was a difficult decision for the judges to make. All of the finalists should be proud. Cycle through the photos and you will find the Top 3 judges' picks, the honorable mentions
and the remaining shortlisted proposals. Thank you for your participation in this year’s Fentress Global Challenge. We hope to see you next year!
Our distinguished judges for this year's Airport of the Future competition included:
|Curtis W. Fentress FAIA, RIBA
President and Principal in Charge of Design
David Tomber, FAIA
Aviation Planning Program Manager
Port of Seattle
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Daren A. Griffin, A.A.E.
General Manager, Airport Operations
Port of Portland
Portland International Airport
|Matt Honegger, AIA
Michael J. Landguth, A.A.E.
President & CEO
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
1st PLACE: Reconnecting to the Romance of Flight
The Airport of the future will not only serve as a connection point for busy trav¬elers but will redefine the air travel experience, and be a destination in itself. Our airport aims to achieve this by reconnecting travelers to the romance of flight. The design seeks both to reduce the negative associa¬tions with air travel, such as long security lines, confined spaces, and lost baggage, while delivering a more tangible, romantic connection to flight.
Jason Patterson, Yi-Chang Liao, Michael Wengenroth (left to right)
2nd PLACE: Jakarta Floating Airport
This proposal uses a floating airport in Jakarta the capital of Indonesia. The floating design is in response to sea level rise and tall buildings. The proposal utilizes a futuristic design that takes into account futuristic aircraft technology and new sustainability techniques. The terminal building has a focus on retail and passenger experience with views out to the ocean.