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Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge

Design the Airport of 2075: International Student Architecture Competition – Shortlist + Jury

Dec 1, 2017

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge Winners

Organisers: Fentress Architects, Colorado, USA

Fentress Architects Announces Winning Projects for Annual Student Global Challenge

2017 Fentress Global Challenge – Imagining the 2075 Airport of the Future

Denver, CO (December 2017) — Fentress Architects today announced the winners of the 2017 Fentress Global Challenge, an international design competition challenging young and student architects to envision an Airport of the Future for the year 2075. Judged by an esteemed panel of aviation and design professionals (see below), the winning designs “were very impressive in terms of both the quality of design as well as the use of technology, which was very innovative and creative,” per Curt Fentress, Principal of Design at Fentress Architects.

This is the sixth year that Fentress Architects has sponsored and administered the award, which brings a First Prize of $15,000 and a summer internship at Fentress’ Denver office; four additional winners will receive smaller cash awards.

And the winners are……

1st Place
Name: Thomas Smith
Citizenship: United Kingdom
College: The Bartlett, University College London

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge 1st prize

This proposal for the O’Hare International Airport floats on lake Michigan next to the Iconic Navy Pier downtown Chicago. The design uses pods that passengers can enter and exit at the start of their journey. These pods are loaded into aircraft that use vertical takeoff and landing. The well-thought-out proposal outlines a sustainable and functional design. Judges particularly liked the challenge to the current airport along with thinking about a new type of plane, and were impressed with Smith’s clear drawings and good research.

2nd Place and People’s Choice Winner
Name: John Cyril Isaac
Citizenship: Philippines
College: University of Santo Tomas

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge 2nd prize

“The living airport” also known as the “intelligent airport” is equipped with a computer mainframe (brain) ran by an artificial intelligence program. It has the capability to progress itself by developing more adaptive and technically advanced systems. Its sensors in the control tower and different locations in the whole airport synthesizes, analyses, and elicits precise responses and solutions to the most common irregularities or complex concerns.

3rd Place
Name: Jia Hua Yapp
Citizenship: Malaysian
College: Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge 3rd prize

The Heathrow International Airport proposal outlines a new future for the airport, with a focus on accommodating future passenger growth. The design utilizes high speed trains to seamlessly move passengers. Ir integrates drones and advanced technology throughout the airport and incorporates a 5-story urban farming area and green spaces throughout.

People’s Choice Winner
Name: Claudio Nieto Rojas
Citizenship: Mexico
College: Architectural Association Collage in London

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge 4th prize

This entry looks at the connection between cities and airports. The airport and terminal gates surround urban cores that are comprised of civic structures and mixed use buildings. The proposal takes into account the spatial relationship, security, transportation and modern airport systems.

The jury included Aileen Cho, Senior Editor at Engineering News-Record (ENR); Chester Chipperfield, freelance Creative Director at Boom Supersonic and former Creative Director of Tesla; Curt Fentress, Fentress Architects; David Brody, Founder and Chairman of XTI Aircraft Company; Khaled Naja, Executive Vice President for the Infrastructure & Development Division of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport; Kim Day, CEO of Denver International Airport; Michael McCoy, first recipient of t’/he Smithsonian’s Design Minds National Design Award; and Tom Allett, Editor of Airports International Magazine.

Nov 2, 2017

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge Shortlist

Organisers: Fentress Architects, Colorado, USA

Fentress Architects Announces Shortlisted Projects and Jury for Annual Student Global Challenge

FENTRESS ARCHITECTS ANNOUNCES JURY AND SHORTLIST
FOR THE 2017 ANNUAL STUDENT GLOBAL CHALLENGE

Denver, CO (November 2017) — Fentress Architects is proud to announce the jury and shortlisted projects for the 2017 Fentress Global Challenge, an international design competition for young and student architects.

The shortlist includes 14 exemplary projects from international design students tasked with designing the Airport of the Future.

The esteemed panel of judges, eight aviation and industry professionals, seek designs that incorporate new thinking and innovative ideas for airport design.

This is the sixth year that Fentress Architects has sponsored and administered the award, which brings a First Prize of $15,000 and a summer internship at Fentress’ Denver office; four additional winners will receive smaller cash awards. Winners will be announced on November 30.

A reconfigured Charles DeGaulle Airport, Paris, Team Motasem Abu Zer:
Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge

This year’s jury features aviation experts and industry professionals, including Aileen Cho, Senior Editor at Engineering News-Record (ENR); Chester Chipperfield, freelance Creative Director at Boom Supersonic and former Creative Director of Tesla; Curt Fentress, of Fentress Architects; David Brody, Founder and Chairman of XTI Aircraft Company; Khaled Naja, Executive Vice President for the Infrastructure & Development Division of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport; Kim Day, CEO of Denver International Airport; Michael McCoy, first recipient of the Smithsonian’s Design Minds National Design Award; and Tom Allett, Editor of Airports International Magazine.

With over 500 student entries from more than 50 countries representing universities in six continents, the competition generated worldwide interest. Fresh ideas included airport verticality to decrease the traditional airport footprint and “intelligent airports” with “brains” that utilize AI. Each student developed a detailed and concise strategy to ensure that the future airport experience is as efficient as it is socially conscious and ecologically sound. Highlights from the short list include:

An airport that incorporates the comforts of home, a “2nd Home Airport from Team Diana of Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering in Russia:
Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge

This reconceived version of Tokyo’s airport, with terminals dispersed throughout parkland, a streamlined passenger experience and energy sourced from the waste stream of the surrounding neighborhoods;
Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge design
Team: The Pacifists, Tianjin University/Shandong University, (China)

Team Sea Kay of Univeristi Teknologi Malaysia imagined the Airport.Zip, a “compressed” airport that sits amid a solar farm.
Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge design entry

This fantastic entry deconstructs the Hong Kong Airport from Team Stud’O of Architectural Association in the UK.
Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge entry

Entitled “Oblivion,” this entry from Team Talia of Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering
in Russia envisions the Tokyo Airport within the form of a mountain:
Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge Tokyo Airport design

A Filipino team, Team Imahinasyn, designed and illustrated a biomorphic airport:
Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge biomorphic airport design

Additional entries were submitted by Team Polina Yavna of Moscow Architectural Institute (MARCHI) – State Academy, who reconfigured the Moscow Airport as an Aerotropolis; Team Oliver Pozegic of Manchester School of Architecture in the UK, who proposed Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport as “Planestation”; Team DMD 511 from Qingdao University of Technology in China with an elaborate Vertical Airport; Team Thomas M. Smith of University College in London, whose entry includes “capsule boarding” and suggests relocating O’Hare Airport in Chicago to the Lake Michigan Waterfront; Team Jia Yapp of the Welsh School of Architecture/Cardiff University, who projected “Heathrow 2.0”; and Team Tufa of the Architectural Association in Mexico, with an entry entitled “The Urban Form of Aviation.”

Jun 1, 2017

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge

Organisers: Fentress Architects, CO, USA

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge: Design the Airport of 2075

FENTRESS ARCHITECTS ANNOUNCES ITS ANNUAL STUDENT GLOBAL CHALLENGE

6th edition invites students to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075

Denver, CO (May 2017) — Fentress Architects, based in Denver, Colorado, announces the 2017 Fentress Global Challenge, an international design competition for young and student architects. As in years past, the theme, consistent with the firm’s expertise in airport design and aviation, is envisioning an airport of the future.

Participants are encouraged to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075 using one of 10 existing international airports, taking into consideration local context, technological trends, and project feasibility and passenger experience.

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge
Above: 2016 Winning Entry, AIRPORT UNDER THE FOREST PARK Shanghai, China
Xingqiao Li, Fang Yu and Que Wang Xi’An, University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’An, China

This is the sixth year that Fentress Architects has sponsored and administered the award, which brings a First Prize of $15,000 and a summer internship at Fentress’ Denver office; four additional winners will receive smaller cash awards.

Curt Fentress, who founded this program to promote the advancement of innovative design in public architecture, said, “The Fentress Global Challenge is an incredible way for our firm to engage with students from, literally, all over the globe. It’s been thrilling to see and evaluate the ideas of the next generation of designers.”

The schedule for the competition is:
• Competition Announcement May 30, 2017
• Design Submission Deadline October 1, 2017
• Shortlist Announcement October 31, 2017
• Winners Announcement November 30, 2017
• Internship at Fentress Architects Summer 2018
This year’s judges have not yet been announced.

Details of the competition, including admission requirements, eligibility, design information and evaluation criteria are available on line www.fentressglobalchallenge.com

About Fentress Architects
Fentress Architects has studios in Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Washington, D.C.; and London, U.K.. Founded by Curtis Fentress in 1980, the firm passionately pursues the creation of iconic public architecture; its buildings are visited by more than 450 million people each year.

Fentress Architects is internationally known for innovative, award-winning design of airports, museums, convention centers, laboratories, higher education, civic and government buildings. Projects designed by Fentress have been honored with over 500 awards for innovation and excellence.

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