Kamōʻiliʻili, Kapa‘akea, O‘ahu
120,000 sf | 191 Units
2019 IIDA Award
The concept behind the interior design for Hale Mahana was rooted from the love story of Kahalaopuna, the Rainbow Goddess of Mānoa, and her love, Mahana of Kamō‘ili‘ili.
Hale Mahana is a 14-story off-campus housing development for collegiate students and faculty located in Mōʻiliʻili. The project was designed by Lowney of Honolulu.The development consists of 191-1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, a private social roof deck and commercial tenants on the street level. Hale Mahana provides community amenities including an indoor/outdoor rooftop with expansive views of Diamond Head, the city skyline, and Punchbowl, community kitchen, gaming area, state-of-the-art fitness center, terrace with grill stations, computer lab, study rooms.
WCIT Architecture was contracted to develop the interior design including interior finishes, fixtures and furniture for all common areas within the building. The concept behind the interior design for Hale Mahana was rooted from the love story of Kahalaopuna, the Rainbow Goddess of Mānoa, and her love, Mahana of Kamō‘ili‘ili. It was important to create a youthful, unique, fresh and playful spatial experience. Overall, the interior design of Hale Mahana hopes to promote positive impact and creativity for its residents.