Renowned architect Jeanne Gang, the founding principal of Studio Gang and the genius behind the inspired architecture of Vista Tower, always has another masterpiece on the horizon. Her latest project has taken her to a climate far more temperate than that of the home of Vista Tower: the tropical state of Hawaii. Now underway, her project will add stunning new residences to a master-planned community on the island of Oahu.
The following excerpt is from an article originally published in No Parallels: Issue IV.
Title: In Other Studio Gang News
Beyond Vista, Studio Gang has expanded its reach nationally and brought its eye for design to the Hawaiian Islands. The firm is adding Ko’ula to its portfolio, the newest addition to a master-planned waterfront development located between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki. Ko’ula is a 41-story residential tower in the soon-to-be-completed Ward Village, a 60-acre community on the island of Oahu. Ward Village is expected to open to the public early in the new year.
Upon completion, Ko’ula will contain 565 unites that will each come with a personal lanai or veranda. Elements of the exterior architecture twist upwards in a smooth, wavy motion to pay homage to the red sugarcane plants that were once native to Oahu.