2016 SUMMER INSTITUTE
This summer, SHADE Institute focused their summer on redesigning and re-envisioning the community of Waipahu with Kapili Waipahu, which consisted of two project areas: the Celebrate Waipahu TOD Action Plan and the Waipio Point Access Road Accessible Pathway.
In Hawaiian, the word kapili means "unite" or "put together". We strive to strengthen bonds within the community through planning and design.
Source: Waipahu Town Heritage Area Plan, 1996
Celebrate Waipahu TOD Action Plan
This summer, SHADE Institute partnered with PBR Hawaii and Associates Inc. and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting to create a plan for the community of Waipahu in preparation for the rail. In the preliminary analysis, the summer interns spent some time analyzing and studying the various existing conditions of the Waipahu community.
At this point, under the support and supervision of PBR and the DPP, the interns were able to justify and produce project areas for three different zones within the Waipahu TOD Action Plan.
ZONE 1: Hikimoe Street & Moloalo Street
Zone 2: Waipahu Street & Hans L'Orange Park
Zone 3: Waipahu Depot Street & Pearl Harbor Historic Trail
Waipio Point Access Road Accessible Pathway
When thinking about redesigning for humanity, it is important to consider everyone. In this project, interns were tasked with designing a pathway that is accessible to not only pedestrians, but to bike riders and Waipahu Aloha Clubhouse members. The pathway starts across the streets of Farrington at the bus stop, and extends towards the Clubhouse. The long-term goal is to have the pathway connect to the Pearl Harbor Historic Trail, and eventually to the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex.
Check out below to see the concepts and ideas behind the pathway.