At a meeting held on April 17, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commission voted to move forward with a new design concept for Hollywood Burbank airport inspired by the film industry's legacy of glitz and glamour.

Approach to The IconCorgan

The design concept, dubbed ‘The Icon," comes from the design-build team of Corgan, IHolder, Pankow, TEC, CannonDesign, and Burns & McDonnell. The chosen alternative is highlighted by a swooping roof canopy, which gradually morphs into the facade of the airport's parking structure. The design is intended to be reminiscent of a silver screen in a public plaza - a recognition of the film industry's roots in Burbank.

“The Commission looked at what would be a ‘statement of arrival’,” explains Burbank Commissioner and airport commissioner Emily Gabel-Luddy in a news release. “‘The Icon' affords that statement with its roofline and its deep shadow-giving cover over the plaza and arrival point, but also how it goes across the face of the parking structure.”

Interior of The IconCorgan

Plans to build a replacement terminal for Hollywood Burbank airport were approved by Burbank voters in 2016. The new facility, which will be located in the northeast section of the airport property, calls for the construction of a 355,000-square-foot building with 14 passenger gates.

The Icon was selected over three other alternatives presented for consideration - all of which were developed by the same project team. It was also the concept favored by a majority of Urbanize readers in what can only be characterized as a "highly scientific" poll undertaken last month.

Exterior of The IconCorgan

The replacement terminal is slated to open for passengers in 2026.

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