Fentress design competition launches

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Fentress Global Challenge (FGC) has launched its 8th annual international idea competition: Airport of the Future 2020.

Students and recent graduates from around the world are invited to compete and submissions will be judged on innovation and creativity, responsiveness to the site, sustainability and resiliency, and functionality.

Curt Fentress, founder of Fentress Global Challenge and member of the jury, describes the competition as “an incredible way for our firm to engage with students worldwide,” adding that year after year he is “impressed and inspired by the creativity, ingenuity, and skill represented in this next generation of designers”.

Entrants in FGC: Airport of the Future 2020 are challenged to envision the terminal building of year 2100. All manner of responses are encouraged – from highly speculative visions to more practical adaptations of current solutions. Governing the responses are five guidelines. Entrants must: create a new airport terminal concept; employ Fentress’s Touchstone 2 – using context to create identity; improve upon at least one primary factor influencing airport terminal building design in 2100; achieve sustainability and resiliency; and site the new terminal at one of the world’s 20 busiest airports, as of 2018, by passenger volume.

The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2020. The first-placed entrant will receive US$15,000 in cash and additional prizes. Four additional entrants will also receive cash awards.

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