- Architects: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
- Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
- Architect In Price: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
- Different Members: Benjamin Woo Architects
- Floor Design : Panorama Structure
- Inexperienced Residing Applied sciences: Inexperienced Wall Producer
- 1st Glance Exteriors: Subcontractor
- Mission Yr: 2018
- Images: Nic Lehoux
Textual content description supplied by means of the architects. Combining historical past, context, and tradition, the Anaha tower is an strange instance of modern architectural place-making. The apartment starts the implementation of Ward Village®, which is greatest Platinum Qualified LEED for Group Building (LEED-ND) masterplan within the nation.
Designed by means of Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) in partnership with Honolulu-based Benjamin Woo Architects, Anaha is the second one residential apartment tower to be finished inside the award-winning 60-acre master-planned group reworking Honolulu’s city core.
Situated within the colourful Kaka’ako district of Oahu, the 40-story, 857,000-square-foot tower creates 311 apartment properties that may assist grow to be the in the past commercial and retail centered district right into a 24-hour blended use group.
Anaha way “mirrored image of sunshine” in Hawaiian. The tower’s undulating shape was once impressed by means of the island’s creative custom of abstracting waves. Thru a chain of shifted, interlocking, and softly curved ground plates and its high-performance glass curtain wall, the façade seems to be ever-changing within the gentle, like a wave shimmering within the solar, making the tower a particular and dynamic addition to the coast line.
The orientation of the tower’s lengthy axis is positioned ‘Mauka-Makai’, or mountain to ocean, which preserves coastal perspectives from inland vantage issues. The tower is introduced cleanly right down to the road to mark the residential front. The rostrum retail and townhomes turn on Kamakee Boulevard. Retail areas, aimed toward native artisans, are organized alongside a shaded pedestrian prom that connects Auahi and Queen Streets and have operable facades to attach immediately and stimulate boulevard lifestyles.
Between the tower and podium geometries, a tranquil water characteristic is framed by means of one the rustic’s greatest verdant ‘dwelling partitions’, which accommodates a mix of eight,000 indigenous tropical vegetation and passes during the foyer façade, connecting outdoor and in. Perched 80 toes above Auahi Boulevard, a glass-bottomed, saltwater pool cantilevers 15 toes off the threshold of the 7th ground amenity deck making a memorable spectacle.
The design for Anaha employs a large number of sustainable methods and fabrics to create a development this is each environmentally responsive and all for resident convenience. Since typical faceted glazing may just now not put across the design intent and sinuous contours of the facade, the design workforce grew to become to large-format, solar-efficient radiused glass to fulfill each the technical functionality and desired aesthetic. Juliet balconies permit the façade to open up, profiting from heat ocean breezes and bearing in mind an indoor/out of doors dwelling revel in for citizens. In the neighborhood sourced fabrics additionally comprise recycled content material to the best level conceivable and have been decided on to cut back or get rid of unstable natural compounds (VOCs). Kitchen home equipment and plumbing fixtures and fittings are energy- and water-conserving fashions.