Aeronautical

Airport of the Future Contest [Prizes Worth over Rs. 10L]: Submit by May 31, 2019

By: Kushagra| 28 Jul 2018 3:58 AM
About the Event

Started in 2011, the Fentress Global Challenge is an annual international competition created to engage young architects in the exploration of future design possibilities in public architecture.

For 2018, students are invited to envision “The Airport of the Future”. 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.

Guidelines

Participants are encouraged to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075, taking into consideration local context, technological trends, project feasibility and passenger experience. 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 topics related to airport architecture and the future of aviation such as urbanization, globalization, technology, flexibility, security, and adaptability.

Designs must be centred on one of these airports:

  • 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 the existing runways and land restrictions. Participants should create a new airport concept for the airports that replaces the current terminal structures.

Awards

1st place: US $10,000 + events

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$3,000

3rd place: US$2,000

2 people’s choice awards: US$1,000

Important Dates
  • Competition Announcement: May 31, 2018
  • Design Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Shortlist Announcement: July 1, 2019
  • Winners Announcement: July 29, 2019
  • Architectural Event: Fall 2019
Eligibility

The competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are currently pursuing architecture or engineering degrees at an accredited university program, as well as recent graduates (within the last four years) with a degree in architecture or engineering.

Students must provide proof of active enrollment status. Registrants are required to provide a scanned copy of their student ID and current course schedule. Recent graduates must provide a scanned copy of their diploma.

Submission Requirements

By the end of the day on May 31, 2019 (23:00 GMT), participants must register and upload competition materials to their profile page on fentressglobalchallenge.com. The official language of the competition is English and the official unit of measurement is the inch.

Contact

Click here to contact the organisers.

For more details, please visit the official website by clicking here.

About the Author

Kushagra

A techno geek with a flair for writing. I prefer the keyboard to a pen. A foodie with a humongous appetite for Harry Potter. Used to be an avid reader of fiction but then Law happened. Let's see where it goes..

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