2017 Fentress Global Challenge Short List Announced

  • Diana – DALLAS/FORT WORTH TX, US

  • DMD 511 – HONG KONG, HK

  • Isaac – DALLAS/FORT WORTH TX, US

  • JIA YAPP – LONDON, GB

  • Motasem Abu Zer – PARIS, FR

  • Oliver Pozegic – DALLAS/FORT WORTH TX, US

  • Polina Yavna – DOMODEDOVO, MOSCOW

  • Sea Kay – LONDON, GB

  • STUD'O – HONG KONG, HK

  • Taliya – TOKYO, JP

  • The Pacifists – TOKYO, JP

  • Thomas M Smith – CHICAGO IL, US

  • TUFA -The Urban Form of Aviation – LONDON, GB

Fentress Architects is excited to announce the short list for the 2017 Fentress Global Challenge, the sixth edition of its international student competition.

The design brief challenged students to envision the “Airport of the Future” by designing speculative projects for a time in which airports will have even more significance as public architecture that must meet a myriad of demands from its customers and its stakeholders. With over 500 student registrations from more than 50 countries representing universities on six continents, the competition generated worldwide interest.

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, 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.

Shortlisted proposals range from highly speculative visions of the future to practical adaptations that could be easily implemented today. Together, they reveal key trends and forecast where airport design might be heading.

The winners of the 2017 edition of the Fentress Global Challenge will be announced November 30, 2017. Top prize includes a $15,000 cash award and a four-week paid internship at Fentress Architects. Second place receives $3,000, and third place $2,000.

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