Funding brief: Fentress Global Challenge is an international student design competition that was launched by Curtis Fentress in 2011. Over 1,000 entries from 77 countries competed in the inaugural competition, which resulted in three winners. In addition to an increased number of entrants each year, there has also been a steady rise in the quality of submittals. This competition represents an extraordinary exploration into the future of architecture and in so doing, has helped advance the pursuit of innovative design in public architecture.
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.
Announcement of the competition generally occurs in the summer, with submissions the following summer. 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 cash awards.
Criteria: 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.
Creative approach: The design approach is innovative and inspiring. Both the concept and design solution are presented through unique and compelling graphics and other media.
Donor Name: Fentress Global Challenge
Funding name: International Student Design Competition
Deadline: May, 31st, 2019
Funding details link: Click to view
● 1st place: US$10,000 Cash + Event
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.
● 2nd place: us$3,000
● 3rd place: us$2,000
● 2 people’s choice awards: us$1,000
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: N/A
Project duration: N/A
Eligible organization: As below
● The Fentress Global Challenge (FGC) competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are 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.
● 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.
Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
● By the end of the day on May 31, 2019 (23:00 GMT), participants must register and upload competition materials to their profile page on this website.
● The official language of the competition is English and the official unit of measurement is the inch.
● The design concept shall be submitted in PDF format and include:
Up to 8 pages in 11 inch x 17 inch format, landscape orientation
Each of the 8 pages must have a page number and the team name
File must be named as follows: 2018/2019_team name_design concept title.pdf
The submission must have a design concept title, a 400-word description, and a brief description of the team or individual submitting
Supporting diagrams, plans, sections and perspectives are encouraged
The digital file may be no larger than 100mb
In a separate PDF, please include student IDs of the group members
Plagiarism and/or cheating will result in disqualification.
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