Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Annual Airport Student Design Competition Open

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Comment | More

Fentress Architects (Denver) recently opened up its Fentress Global Challenge, an annual international student design competition that “represents an extraordinary exploration into the future of architecture, and in so doing, continues to advance the pursuit of innovative design in public architecture.”

The competition—which began in 2011—is challenging students to envision an airport terminal building for the year 2100.

“While the airport terminal—conceived a century ago—is a relatively new architectural typology, it has since its inception held equal importance with quintessential civic buildings: city halls, courthouses, libraries, museums, and theaters,” the firm says.

Courtesy of Fentress Architects

Fentress Architects (Denver) recently opened up its annual Fentress Global Challenge, an annual international student design competition that “represents an extraordinary exploration into the future of architecture, and in so doing, continues to advance the pursuit of innovative design in public architecture.” (Pictured is the 2019 first-place winner, "Infinity Airport" by Daoru Wang.)

“Yet, airports are uniquely complex and they are more than just high volume transportation hubs. Increasingly, airports are also workplaces, centers of commerce, recreational outlets and cultural resources.”

The Contest

All graduate and undergraduate students currently pursuing architecture or engineering degrees in an accredited university program, as well as recent graduates (the last four years) with either degree are eligible.

Guidelines include:

  • Create a new airport terminal concept;
  • Employ Fentress’ Touchstone 2: Use 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 20 busiest airports (by passenger volume) in the world.

The firm notes that entries should “use clear, concise language to convey ideas, key points and design solutions. Photographs, diagrams, renderings, animations, collages or other visualizations are encouraged.”

The evaluations are based around design approach, response to the site’s context, sustainability and resiliency, and functionality.

The top prize includes $10,000 and the opportunity to accompany FGC Founder Curtis Fentress to an architectural event. The second place will be awarded $3,000, third place will receive $2,000 and two people’s choice awards will receive $1,000.

Design submissions are due July 31, with a shortlist to follow in September. Winners will be announced in October.

For more details visit the site here.

   

Tagged categories: Airports; Architecture; Asia Pacific; Color + Design; Competitions; Design; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America; Terminals; Z-Continents

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.


Advertisements
 
Tarps manufacturing, Inc.

 
Abrasives Inc.

 
HoldTight Solutions Inc.

 
CRW

 
Axxiom Manufacturing

 
Western Technology Inc.

 
PaintSquare

 
KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us