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Fentress Global Challenge for Future Airports to Win $ 10,000

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About the opportunity:

Fentress Global Challenge give the opportunity to win their Architectural Design competition, by designing a future airport suitable for the year 2075.


  1. The Fentress Global Challenge (FGC) competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students.
  2. Participants must be currently pursuing architecture or engineering degrees in an accredited university program, as well as recent graduates.
  3. Individuals and teams of up to three are accepted.
  4. Students must provide proof of active enrollment status: a scanned copy of their student ID and current course schedule. Recent graduates must provide a scanned copy of their diploma.


  1. 1st Place: US$10,000 Cash and the opportunity to accompany Curt Fentress to a prestigious architectural event to receive the award.
  2. 2nd Place:US$3,000.
  3. 3rd Place US$2,000.
  4. 2 People's Choice Award: US$1,000.

Rules and Conditions:

  1. Use clear, concise language to convey ideas, key points, and design solutions. Photographs, diagrams, renderings, animations, collages or other visualizations are encouraged to help explain the concept, respecting the guidelines previously described. Please label drawings.
  2. The design approach is innovative and inspiring. Both the concept and design solution are presented through unique and compelling graphics and other media.
  3. The design honors the physical attributes of the site’s context and culture. The overall design strategy matches the global and local demographic requirements of the location. (Again, use context to create identity.
  4. The design considers the airport’s environmental impact and energy use. The overall design strategy considers and responds to notions of social sustainability, occupant lifestyle, and well-being.
  5. The planning and building organization is clear and appropriate. The design solution contains a defined and well-articulated structural, technical, and constructible rationale.
  6. Designs must center on one of these airports or one of comparable size:
    • BEIJING, CN (PEK).
    • LONDON, GB (LHR).
    • TOKYO, JP (HND).
    • PARIS, FR (CDG).
    • HONG KONG, HK (HKG).
  7. The submission must take into account existing runways and land restrictions of the chosen airport Participants should create a new airport concept that replaces current terminal structures. These boundaries are there to facilitate a re-envisioning of the airport of the future.


United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Art, Cultural Exchange & Languages, Design, Architecture

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Opportunity will take place in
Online Courses
Required Documents
Degree Certificate, Sample of your work, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Architecture and Urban Design, Art, Design, and Music
Educational Level
High School Diploma
Required Languages
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Fentress Global Challenge

Fentress Global Challenge is an international student design competition that was launched by Curtis Fentress in 2011. Over 1,000 entries ... More details

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