Fentress Global Challenge is an annual international 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 2011, students around the globe are invited to envision the Airport of the Future. The competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students actively enrolled and pursuing an architecture or engineering degree, as well as 2011 graduates.
Technological innovation and sociological expectation constantly drive design forward, and airports are on the cutting edge of this thrust. Participants are encouraged to explore the topic in a variety of ways and take into consideration multi-layered elements, including urbanization, globalization and innovations in materials, technologies, aesthetics, flexibility, security, adaptability, and traveler experience from “curbside to airside.”
Winning students will receive cash prizes and gain international exposure. Top design concepts will be exhibited in the Airport of the Future section of the international touring exhibition Now Boarding: Fentress Airports and the Architecture of Flight, which will offer a multi-media immersion into the past, present and future of airport design. It will open in North America in the summer of 2012, and will travel internationally through 2015.
This competition will showcase imagined possibilities in airport design. Your goal is to advance the concept of what the future could be… it’s an exciting and limitless destination.
More information is available at www.fentressarchitects.com/aof
Competition Announcement Monday, July 18, 2011
Question Submission Deadline Monday, November 7, 2011
Design Submission Deadline Saturday, December 31, 2011
Winners Announced Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Winning Designs Exhibited July 2012- 2015
1st Place: US$10,000 prize and a certificate (US$10,000 prize includes US$3,000 cash, 4 week paid internship at Fentress Architects, airfare and lodging)
2nd Place: US$1000 cash prize and a certificate
3rd Place: US$500 cash prize and a certificate
Exhibition: select winning designs will be exhibited at the international touring exhibition Now Boarding: Fentress Airports and the Architecture of Flight