New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/6 - Page 148

Of the several airline lounges and luxury dining options that bring life to the upper reaches of the concourse building, the new Star Alliance Lounge is one of the largest and most welcoming. Designed by global architectural firm Gensler, the lounge accommodates 400 passengers and features an open-air rooftop terrace with views over the northern runway to the Hollywood Hills. Gensler’s design is a contemporary interpretation of Modernist Los Angeles architecture of the 1950s 146 SEARCH | SAVE | SHARE AT and 1960s. The concept is in line with the new guidelines for all Star Alliance-branded lounges, which include bringing a unique local flavour to each Star Alliance location. To this end, the terrace provides travellers with an immersive sensory experience, complete with fire pits and a water wall. Indoors, black and white photographs, inspired by LA, and shot by renowned photographer Peter Lik, complement the understated Star Alliance corporate colours. Featured These pages:The new Star Alliance Lounge at Tom Bradley International Airport combines use of corporate colours with locally sourced artworks and furniture. The facility includes several areas suitable for business and freshening up between flights. Photography courtesy of Star Alliance