2021 Fentress Global Challenge: Airport of the Future


Type: International, open, anonymous, two-stage

Eligibility: Students in graduate and undergraduate degrees and recent graduates of an accredited program within the past four years with a degree in architecture or engineering
Registration fee: none

Process: Up to fifteen (15) teams will be shortlisted from phase 1 of the competition from which 3 teams will then be selected as finalists.
Evaluation Panel: TbD

1 October 2021 – Design submission deadline

1st Place: $15,000 USD

2nd Place: $3,000 USD

3rd Place: $2,000 USD

Two People’s Choice Awards: $1,000 USD

 Design Challenge:
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

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