Fentress shortlists 22 airport projects for global architecture competition

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Tokyo Gate by Gdansk University of Technology. Credit: Fentress Architects. A New Airport for London by the Bartlett – University College London. Credit: Fentress Architects. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by North Carolina State University. Credit: Fentress Architects. Floating Aero City by Beijing Jiaotong University. Credit: Fentress Architects. The ‘Head in the Clouds’ by Ryerson University. Credit: Fentress Architects. Vertebrae by University of Malaya. Credit: Fentress Architects. LAX Airport Relocation by Cracow University of Technology. Credit: Fentress Architects. Drive-in Airport 2100 by Univerisity of Lubjana. Credit: Fentress Architects. Reserve by Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering. Credit: Fentress Architects. Green Gateway by the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Credit: Fentress Architects.

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US design firm Fentress Architects has announced the 22 projects shortlisted for the 2020 Fentress Global Challenge, a competition for architecture and engineering students from around the world.

The competition focuses on airport architecture, asking participants to imagine what terminals will look like in the year 2100.

Out of 100 entries, the 22 shortlisted projects were selected based on their ability to create a new concept for airport terminals that considers population and environmental forecasts, fosters a cohesive identity and improves primary factors of airport design.

All projects had to be located in one of 20 busiest airports in the world, including Singapore’s Changi, London’s Heathrow and New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International.

“Each year I am ever more impressed by the vision, creativity and practicality set forth by these young architects,” said Fentress Architects principal in charge of design Curtis Fentress.

Participants – including students from the UK’s Bartlett School of

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