Fentress Architects, a global design firm that specializes in the creation of innovative, award-winning public architecture, has announced that the 2021 Fentress Global Challenge 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.
The First Place Winner will receive (US)$15,000 — the largest prize in FGC’s history. Four additional winners will receive smaller cash prizes.
FGC is open to graduate and undergraduate students currently pursuing architecture or engineering degrees in an accredited university program, as well as recent graduates (within the last four years) with a degree in architecture or engineering.
To learn more about the Fentress Global Challenge and to register, please visit: https://fentressglobalchallenge.com.
To view the 2021 competition brief, visit: https://www.fentressglobalchallenge.com/competition-brief