New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/6 - Page 147

Left:Natural indoor light quality is so plentiful that no artificial lighting is required to illuminate the terminal during the day. Below:The new facility can process 4000 passengers per hour, decreasing wait times from 2.5 hours to 30 minutes. Below, lower:The curvaceous terminal connects to the ticketing hall of the old terminal at right. Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Lawrence Anderson and Jason Knowles Inasmuch as the Tom Bradley International Terminal greatly increases the volume of passenger movement and capacity, it improves the airport’s revenue stream in other ways too. The enormous electronic hoardings alone attract a handsome fiscal return. At the heart of the Great Hall, the Villaraigosa Pavilion houses a wide variety of luxury retail and dining options, and will have an annual international capacity of 8.6 million passengers. Founding principal of Montalba Architects, David Montalba says the 1300m² pavilion was also inspired by the California coastline. The architects employed the concepts of ‘island’ and ‘edge’ to organise the pavilion’s design as a unified concept. “On the same axis as the passenger corridor, the ‘edge’ is delineated by a continuous soffit, with detailing that evokes tidemarks on a sandy beach.” Montalba also created the facade for the vast duty-free shopping area, which suggests a series of jewel boxes framed by bronzed stainless steel. Another major revenue source, these shops offer beauty, luxury, fashion, and liquor brands. Project:Tom Bradley Terminal, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles Architect and interior design:Curtis W Fentress FAIA, RIBA, Fentress Architects, Denver, CO Civil engineer:Hatch Mott MacDonald Mechanical and electrical engineer:TTG Quantity surveyor:Psomas Construction company:Walsh Austin Landscaping:Mia Lehrer & Associates Integrated Media System design and implementation MRA International, Sardi Design, Digital Kitchen, Smart Monkeys, Electrosonic inc, and Daktronics Lighting:Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design Signage:Selbert Perkins Design Escalator services:Syska Hennessy Design Villaraigosa Pavilion and duty-free shops:Montalba Architects, project architect Ben McDonald Concessions contractor:PCL Construction Services Structural engineer:John A Martin and Associates Mechanical plumbing, building management and vertical transportation:Syska Hennessy Group save | share | video | plan | images Search 43880 at Star Alliance and One World Lounges Gensler SEARCH | SAVE | SHARE AT 145