Fentress Architects announced the winners of the 2019 Fentress Global Challenge, the international annual student competition. For this 7th edition, under the theme of envisioning the airport of the future in the year 2075, students from more than 50 countries participated in the contest, and more than 500 applications were registered.
This challenge helps undergrads from all over the world to be recognized, as well as introduce their fresh and innovative ideas to the world. The problematic this year revolved around the improvement of the airport’s terminal building and the questioning of the future of aviation. The three winning proposals were selected based on 3 main criteria: their conceptual approach, their contextually oriented vision, and their bold design. In addition, this year, the people’s choice awards generated lots of attention to Fentress Architects’ Facebook page and gathered thousands of likes.
Find below the winning proposals.
1st Place – Infinity Airport
Daoru Wang, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
2nd Place – Newark Airport Biophilic Headhouse and Community Nexus
Samantha Pires, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA
3rd Place – LondonHeathrow2075
Christopher Johnson, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK
First People’s Choice Award – Y3M with 2,800+ Votes on Social Media
Chai Yi Yang and Ng Yi Ming, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Second People’s Choice Award – Six Lane City with 2,500+ Votes on Social Media
Riki Rozenberg, Evelyn Kreslavsky, Mai Whiteson, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel