Ola Ka ‘Ilima Artist Loft Housing

Artspace Projects Inc.

Honolulu, Hawaii
Ongoing

Ola Ka ‘Ilima Artspace is a mixed-use affordable housing development in Kakaʻako, combining live/work space for artists and their families, space for a non-profit organization, and retail space, as well as space for hosting community events and gatherings. It will include 84 rental units featuring high ceilings, large windows, durable surfaces, large doors, and wide hallways to accommodate a variety of creative activities.  The units will be larger than a typical affordable unit to allow for ample workspace. The building will be multi-ethnic, multi-generational, and multi-disciplinary.

Approximately 4,000 square feet will be reserved for PA‘I Arts & Culture Center, which serves Native Hawaiian dancers, musicians, visual artists, and cultural practitioners. The center will combine classroom space and flexible space for teaching and performing hula, music, and other traditional practices.

The project is targeting LEED NC 2009 Silver certification requirements.