Westfield Unveils Design Vision for Terminal 6 Redevelopment; Seeks World-Class Dining & Retail
Design inspired by L.A.’s legendary Sunset Boulevard to feature 18 shops and restaurants
LOS ANGELES – Building off of the iconic transformation of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Tom Bradley International Terminal, Westfield today unveiled its design vision for the redevelopment of LAX’s Terminal 6 concessions, inspired by Los Angeles’ famed Sunset Boulevard. With its U.S. headquarters located in Los Angeles, the global developer is transforming the traveler experience through luxury retail, sophisticated dining, and world-class design at LAX’s Terminals 1, 2, 3, 6 and Tom Bradley International Terminal.
Slated to begin construction this Fall, the redeveloped Terminal 6 will delight travelers with a unique dining and retail collection of 18 celebrated local and global brands that capture L.A.’s distinct style while catering to travelers of all kinds. Last week, Westfield released Terminal 6’s Competitive Evaluation Process, and is currently seeking proposals from qualified restaurateur and retail brands. Construction is not expected to impact aircraft operations, and the terminal will remain fully active as immediate improvements and new dining, retail and amenities phase in incrementally. The redevelopment is expected to complete in 2016.
“Tom Bradley raised the bar on the traveler experience for airports around the world, and Westfield is continuing that approach of creating tailored, unique environments that work for each terminal’s travelers and for its carriers across the entire LAX project,” said Dominic Lowe, Executive Vice President, Westfield. “We are deeply committed to helping Los Angeles World Airports fulfill its vision of bringing LA into LAX and creating a world-class Pacific gateway to the world of which the entire city can be proud.”
Coined “The Boulevard,” Westfield’s design vision seeks to unify the three disjointed buildings that comprise the current Terminal 6 into an integrated, dynamic whole – much like the collection of diverse neighborhoods that are woven together by Sunset Boulevard. Bold architectural lighting, exciting digital technologies, and a cohesive use of materials will create a relaxing yet dramatic environment aimed at replicating the experience of traveling from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway. The meandering curves in Bel Air and Brentwood inspired the retail and dining districts, while a calm glowing bar becomes the ultimate destination to relax or recharge before a flight.
New amenities will include terrazzo flooring and opening up the interface between the original terminal and its connector – built more than a decade later – to create more space and new sightlines to shopping, dining and gates. Constructed in 1961 and expanded in 1979, LAX’s Terminal 6 is home to 14 gates and five carriers serving both domestic and international travelers. In 2013, Terminal 6 served more than 8.1 million travelers.
Inspired by “LA in Motion,” the redevelopment of Terminal 2 is well underway and currently amid construction to transform the terminal with 21 new dining and retail destinations, an overhauled interior and new amenities. The redevelopment – which is taking place while the terminal remains active and continues to serve travelers – is expected to be complete in 2015. New dining, retail and amenities will phase in incrementally over the course of the redevelopment.