City & County of Honolulu
Urban Works designed the Zoo Learning Center and Zoo Entrance as a part of the City’s Master Plan initiative to upgrade and improve the zoo’s identity and to have a more attractive and dynamic presence in Waikiki. The new Zoo Entrance was a design-build with Okada Trucking Co., which includes accommodations for ticket purchasing & queuing, gift shop and concierge space, following the requirements of the master plan. It features rammed earth walls, natural ventilation and daylighting, and acts as a beacon at the corner of Kapiolani Park.
Grand Award Winner for Public Works Structure, 2012
Project of the Year, 2011
Award of Merit, 2011