fentress architects to modernize los angeles LAX airport
 
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dec 15, 2008

fentress architects to modernize los angeles LAX airport


fentress architects to modernize los angeles LAX airport
image © fentress architects, 2008 | los angeles world airports

 

 

 

the conceptual plans for updating the west side of the tom bradley international terminal, and construction of a new midfield concourse at los angeles international airport, will be designed by fentress architects. the plans to modernize the LAX, the fifth busiest airport in the world, includes a two-level bridge which will offer train rides on the lower level, or automated pedestrian walks on the upper level. the split-level design will provide lounges at either end of the bridge, welcoming visitors with north and south facing views of the city.

 

the construction will include flat-seam, stainless steel stretched over column-free structures, glass curtain walls and centralized security. inspired by the pacific ocean, the rooftops are meant to appear like rhythmic waves breaking on the shore. the wave-like roof is also meant to reduce glare from the building’s south-west side, while trying to utilize as much natural light as possible.


the new bridge will span across the airport providing access to different parts of the terminal
image © fentress architects, 2008 | los angeles world airports


image © fentress architects, 2008 | los angeles world airports


sketches of the airy interior and two-level bridge
image © fentress architects, 2008 | los angeles world airports

 

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http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com
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