I am very glad to announce I have won the 2nd prize at Fentress Global Challenge, an international architectural competition exploring the future of airport design.

In words of Jury: What does travel and transportation look like in 2100? According to second-place winner Dušan Sekulić - fully autonomous pods, driving chairs, AI-powered navigation, and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft will be key ingredients to designing the next-gen airport experience. The concept proposes reimagining Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)—the busiest airport in the world—as a drive-in airport where travelers’ individual pods and driving chairs bring them directly to the aircraft. Playing off of Atlanta’s reputation as a “city in the forest,” the new ATL will feature a green design approach, merging the airport with the city’s skyline to create an “airport in the forest.”
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Drive-in Airport 2100

Towards the year 2100 transportation and travel did not change as much as it has reinvented itself. Todays cars became so called Pods, which are fully autonomous, self driving, electric shareable  devices moving people and cargo. Pods serve as drivable offices or as buses with customisable routes. If you don’t have a need to travel with your office or feel like sharing a ride there is also a solution, and its called Driving Chairs. Private driving capsules are scattered in urban areas, they pickup, deliver and continue towards the next customer. All transportations is calculated with the help of powerful AI computer navigation optimising energy consumption and time efficiency.

While Pods and Driving Chairs deliver its passengers to specific locations, they also change means of transport effortlessly. In order to overcome greater distances Pods and Driving Chairs unite to achieve better energy efficiency. In terms of air travel Pods group and form a flock driving directly into aircraft which is no more than just a framework providing proper aerodynamic lift and thrust charged with energy provided by Pods and Chairs. This way airport of the future becomes a junction arranging and sorting arriving pods to desirable groups traveling in the same aircraft. However, there is also a place for individuality in air travel of the future. VTOL – Vertical Take Off and Landing principle is already showing its potential today and in the year 2100 it will advance to the point where pods driving around the city could also fly above the city individually. In time of transition to the year of 2100 commercial airliners of today will also advance to the point where Driving Chairs will board directly onto them, making flight as simple as possible.

Airport of the future covers 3 main ways of air travel. Pods flocking into so-called Sky Cruisers, individual VTOL travel and Driving Chairs boarding airliners similar to ones of today in so-called 21st century technology air travel.

The city of Atlanta will be pioneering this new airport principle, the city which is well know for its traffic on roads and air traffic capabilities. It is also known as the ‘city in the forest’ for its symbiosis with natural landscape, making perfect scenery for the airport of the future. Built environmentally friendly, merging with the green skyline of the city making it ‘airport in the forest’.

Future is as we imagine it and predict it. So, lets predict it green and sustainable.

Key new improvements:

- Constructional 3D printing principle
AI optimised 3D self-printing support system.

- Means of transport
Reinvented family of vehicles and aircraft of the future

- VTOL (Vertical Take Off and landing) Web
Framework for taking off and landing vertically via
attachment of flying device named flying crown to pods

- 21st century terminal
Adaptation to technological advancement of airliners
of today and their principle of boarding passengers

Read more about it here and here

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