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Deadline: July 31, 2020 00:00 (CEST)*| Apply here
Eligibility: FGC is open to graduate and undergraduate students currently pursuing architecture or engineering degrees in an accredited university program, as well as recent graduates (within the last four years) with a degree in architecture or engineering. Individuals and teams of up to three are accepted.

Fentress Global Challenge 2020

Fentress Global Challenge (FGC) is an annual international student design competition. Since its inception in 2011, thousands of entries from over 75 countries have competed for top honors.

FGC represents an extraordinary exploration into the future of architecture, and in so doing, continues to advance the pursuit of innovative design in public architecture.

In addition to an increased number of registrations each year, there has also been a steady rise in the quality of submissions. FGC represents an extraordinary exploration into the future of architecture, and in so doing, has helped advance the pursuit of innovative design in public architecture.

Re-envisioning airport mobility in the year 2100

While it hasn’t always been the case, airports—terminal buildings, in particular—have become the area of study for this competition.

Participants are tasked with choosing an existing airport and envisioning how its terminals will look and function in a distant future year. Submissions must consider local context, technological trends, project feasibility, and passenger experience.

Despite a multitude of technological advances including video conferencing and drones, the proliferation of airports worldwide continues to be spurred on by global commerce and an unrelenting demand for travel.

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 theatres.

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

Prizes

  • 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
  • Up to four additional winners also receive a cash award

Interested in applying for the Fentress Global Challenge 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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