HART Station Columns
The City & County of Honolulu
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit
Honolulu to Kapolei, Oʻahu
The Honolulu Rail Transit project connects commuters from East Kapolei through downtown to Ala Moana via 21 transit stops. Each station will included designated guideway columns that will feature large scale environmental graphics. These graphics will feature artwork grounded in the culture and history of the ahupua‘a it’s situated. As a sub-consultant to WCIT Architecture, DTL was tasked to help to provide support for cultural research and narratives that guided the design of these special pieces of artwork that will adorn designated columns that support the Honolulu Rail Guideway and its Stations. The columns are designed to reflect the richness of the history and culture of the place they are located along the rail route. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) found a new, artful way to honor the rich history of O'ahu and has completed its first embossed column as part of a series of special column designs connected with the project's station development program. All of the project's 21 stations will have patterns unique to the area's ahupua‘a. The patterns are designed to tell the historic and cultural stories of each community where the stations are located.