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SALT at Kaka’ako

Honolulu, HI

Kamehameha Schools was founded in 1883 by the Will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, great-granddaughter and last royal descendent of Kamehameha the Great, and exists to create high quality educational opportunities for children of Hawaiian ancestry. The sole beneficiary of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate and a beneficiary of the Charles Reed Bishop Trust, Kamehameha Schools is also the largest private landholder in the state of Hawai‘i. In 2011, Kamehameha Schools engaged Pompei C3 to design a retail center on the island of O‘ahu to act as a catalyst for an urban island culture that is part of the larger Kaiaulu‘o Kaka‘ako Master Plan (KKMP). The center will provide a unique and eclectic retail experience that will not only serve the community with its commercial and cultural offerings, but also foster local entrepreneurs and artists, and promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

Pompei C3 began the project with research and analysis of the people and the district of Kaka‘ako. We discovered that what once was a diverse and industrial self-sustaining community had become a “Sleeping Giant” that lacked human scale and public spaces. Our findings reiterated the necessity of a catalyst for a 21st Century Kaka‘ako, and we determined that the catalyst should ultimately renew a sense of community and identity. We defined the following goals for the retail center: provide a setting for the community to manifest its identity, create a truly public place, promote a sustainable lifestyle, and nurture the evolution of an authentic urban island culture within Kaka‘ako. We also named the project block “Salt”– historically, Kaka‘ako was the home of the Kaka‘ako salt works, salt pans, and traditional salt-making. In addition to its historic significance, salt is essential to life, flavors, acts as a catalyst, and evokes that feeling of being alive after a day at the beach.

The concept behind Salt is based on the urban park and takes cues from Kaka‘ako’s industrial past. Existing buildings are adaptively reused and reclaimed woods alongside industrial metals make up the material palette. Paths and alleys that lead to large open spaces and small moments of discovery activate the block. Open spaces are programmed with art as well as activities like rock-climbing and the local game of Portagee horseshoe. Retailers are a mix of established business and local up and coming designers and food vendors. Bike racks and urban furniture are strategically placed throughout the block to encourage pedestrian activity. Salt is a people place; an urban environment off the beaten path where visitors experience and explore an authentic Hawai‘i.

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