The Green Gateway, a zero-emission, highly sustainable multimodal hub, has been named the winner for the 2020 Fentress Global Challenge (FGC), an annual global student design competition to provide airport designs for the future.
The Fentress Global Challenge was founded in 2011 and this year’s contest attracted more than 100 submission from 15 countries, with the winner receiving a prize valued at $15,000 and second and third place winners also earning prizes.
This year’s winning concept, The Green Gateway, was designed by Nikhil Bang and Kaushal Tatiya from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and transforms Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) into a sustainable multimodal hub that mitigates the environmental impact of air travel while enhancing mobility across New Delhi, India—one of the most populated and polluted cities in the world.
Second-place winner Dušan Sekulic, a student at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, created a design that envisions Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in the year 2100 with fully autonomous pods, driving chairs, AI-powered navigation, and vertical take-off and landing aircraft.
Third place went to Yuanxiang Chan, Chaofan Zhang, and Zhuangzhuang King from Beijing Jiaotong University for designing an airport floating on the water near Hong Kong.
“Each year, the submissions we receive are more innovative, spirited and dynamic than the prior year, which shows an exciting outlook for the future of terminal design,” said Curtis Fentress principal in charge of design at Fentress Architects. “We’re greatly impressed by this year’s winners and every submission we received.”