Luxury Row 2100 Kalākaua Avenue

2100 Kalākaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96815

Completed

2002

Awards

  • 2007 Scenic Hawai‘i, Betty Crocker Landscape Awards, Award of Appreciation, Professional Garden
  • 2003 Award of Merit, American Society of Landscape Architects, Hawai‘i Chapter

The collaboration of Belt Collins planning, civil engineering and landscape architecture, from entitlements through construction, contributed to the development of this upscale retail complex. Luxury Row is home to retailers such as Chanel and Gucci, and also provides a public amenity for residents and visitors in Waikīkī with its manicured lawn, plaza, shade trees, nighttime lighting, art and seating areas. The landscape area was designed without walls creating a visually appealing and welcoming area from both the pedestrian and motor vehicle user perspectives.

In a characteristic collaboration of its in-house disciplines, Belt Collins provided planning, civil engineering and landscape architecture design services for the 3-acre, 110,000 square foot retail complex to house high-end tenants in Waikīkī. Architecturally, the project is a series of individual urban storefronts rather than a single retail center or mall, which required access to each storefront avoiding use of stairs and ramps while complying with the flood hazard district elevation requirements. To address the flood hazard requirements, the public walkway was shifted from the Kalākaua Avenue and the Kalanimoku Street curb lines to along the storefronts with park-like landscaping installed in between the streets and walkway. The landscaping was based on creating a balance between showcasing the commercial project while creating a welcoming atmosphere for the diversity of visitors in Waikīkī. Belt Collins worked with the City and developers to provide an inviting plaza and landscape buffer along Kalākaua Avenue in lieu of standard sidewalks, with an innovative fountain and sculpture.  

The collaboration of Belt Collins planning, civil engineering and landscape architecture, from entitlements through construction, contributed to the development of this upscale retail complex. Luxury Row is home to retailers such as Chanel and Gucci, and also provides a public amenity for residents and visitors in Waikīkī with its manicured lawn, plaza, shade trees, nighttime lighting, art and seating areas. The landscape area was designed without walls creating a visually appealing and welcoming area from both the pedestrian and motor vehicle user perspectives.

In a characteristic collaboration of its in-house disciplines, Belt Collins provided planning, civil engineering and landscape architecture design services for the 3-acre, 110,000 square foot retail complex to house high-end tenants in Waikīkī. Architecturally, the project is a series of individual urban storefronts rather than a single retail center or mall, which required access to each storefront avoiding use of stairs and ramps while complying with the flood hazard district elevation requirements. To address the flood hazard requirements, the public walkway was shifted from the Kalākaua Avenue and the Kalanimoku Street curb lines to along the storefronts with park-like landscaping installed in between the streets and walkway. The landscaping was based on creating a balance between showcasing the commercial project while creating a welcoming atmosphere for the diversity of visitors in Waikīkī. Belt Collins worked with the City and developers to provide an inviting plaza and landscape buffer along Kalākaua Avenue in lieu of standard sidewalks, with an innovative fountain and sculpture.  

The landscape design incorporated large monkeypod, palm and shower trees with the limestone-paved walkways and lawn. Granite benches spaced in the shade along the project create a cool, inviting space popular with strollers and shoppers, with nighttime lighting making it appealing at all times of the day. Work within the right-of-way also included new driveway connections for the Kalanimoku Street porte-cochere, parking lot and loading area; bus stop improvements along Kūhiō Avenue; and new water, storm drain, electrical, gas, and sanitary sewer connections. The sanitary sewer connection was designed for directional drilling to avoid excavation around major electrical lines to be crossed on Kūhiō Avenue. Coordination on entitlements for development of the project and completion of a separate set of plans for surcharging of the site prior to building construction were also provided along with construction contract administration services.

The landscaping was based on creating a balance between showcasing the commercial project while creating a welcoming atmosphere...
The landscaping was based on creating a balance between showcasing the commercial project while creating a welcoming atmosphere...

The landscape design incorporated large monkeypod, palm and shower trees with the limestone-paved walkways and lawn. Granite benches spaced in the shade along the project create a cool, inviting space popular with strollers and shoppers, with nighttime lighting making it appealing at all times of the day. Work within the right-of-way also included new driveway connections for the Kalanimoku Street porte-cochere, parking lot and loading area; bus stop improvements along Kūhiō Avenue; and new water, storm drain, electrical, gas, and sanitary sewer connections. The sanitary sewer connection was designed for directional drilling to avoid excavation around major electrical lines to be crossed on Kūhiō Avenue. Coordination on entitlements for development of the project and completion of a separate set of plans for surcharging of the site prior to building construction were also provided along with construction contract administration services.

Ha‘i Mo‘olelo ("The Storyteller") statue.

Landscaping and walkways along 2100 Kalākaua Avenue

Ha‘i Mo‘olelo ("The Storyteller") statue.

Landscaping and walkways along 2100 Kalākaua Avenue

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