Ko'ula at Ward Village is our first project on Victoria Ward Park and was designed by globally celebrated architect Jeanne Gang and the award winning design firm Yabu Pus...
Listing courtesy of Ward Village Properties LLC.
Artfully imagined by world-renowned architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang, Ku’ola, the newest highrise condo development in Honolulu’s Ward Village, is designed to mimic the shape and movement of the native red sugar cane plants of Hawai’i. In a recent article in Architectural Digest, Gang describes her vision: “The way they move and twist is very beautiful, so the vertical columns respond in that way.”
Howard Hughes has carefully and purposefully developed the 60-acre Ward Village neighborhood in downtown Honolulu as a relaxed, Hawaiian Oceanfront version of an urban city, just like New York or Chicago. High-end restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, cultural events, art galleries, parks, and pedestrian-friendly public spaces give way to breathtaking ocean views of Diamond Head and Waikiki. Ward Village is truly a marriage of urban convenience and relaxed, Hawaiian living. Ko'ula anchors Ward Village, resting at its very center, next to Whole Food Market- just across from Kewalo Basin and Ala Moana Beach Park.
The design of Ko’ula is meant to blur the line between indoors and out, much like old Hawaiiana architecture. The architect aimed to create a “livable sculpture” in Oahu’s capital city that encourages relationships and community in its free-free-flowing spaces. Rather than “framing a view”, the homes at Ko’ula are meant to seamlessly connect with the beauty and tranquility of the inspiring Hawaiian outdoors. The public interior spaces were designed by acclaimed design firm Yabu Pushelberg. Designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg claim they wanted to replace the word “luxury” with “high humble”- a nod to natural finishes and Japanese wabi-sabi livability. The result is a comfortable, nature-inspired, modern Hawaiian masterpiece, steps from the ocean, overlooking Victoria Park in Kaka’ako.
This high-rise tower will consist of 570 units, ranging from 1-3 bedrooms. There are tower units and podium units. Walls are kept to a minimum, as spaces flow seamlessly towards the outdoor views. Square footage is fairly compact, and ceilings are 8’8” in all units; 10’ in penthouses. For the discerning homebuyer looking to purchase a downtown condominium in Honolulu, amenities in Ko’ula do not disappoint. Everything you need for a comfortable urban lifestyle is at your fingertips.
According to Ku’ola, amenities include: