As airports around the world search for innovative ways to increase business while also providing a pleasant experience for the passenger, the design and architectural techniques applied to the airport interior are proving to be more important than ever before. Ryan Ghee reports.
Airport architecture is an ever-evolving field and innovative architectural techniques are continually being explored in the quest to design the ‘airport of the future’. Ryan Ghee reports on what we can expect from the airport of 2030.
In order to establish the airport as a modern gateway to the US, Los Angeles International (LAX) is currently the subject of a major modernisation and expansion programme. Following the rejuvenation of the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) earlier this year, attentions have now turned to the next stage of the ambitious master plan: the Bradley West Project.
On the surface, temporary terminal solutions may appear to be exactly as the name suggests – a quick fix to a short-term problem. However, as more airports explore temporary terminals as a genuine answer to a complex issue, they are slowly becoming a viable alternative to permanent expansion. Ryan Ghee spoke to Thomas Melcher, managing director of The Mobile Terminal (TMT).
By balancing the needs of low-cost carriers, legacy carriers, and the travelling public, the common-use airport model will soon become the industry standard. By Ron Steinert.