WAI KAI AT HOAKALEI 

Wai Kai at Hoakalei is a waterside retail, dining and entertainment center on the island of Oahu.  Creative lead for five site specific experiences that tell the story of water’s transformative journey from the mountains to the ocean.

2017

Oahu, HI

With WET Design

SITE 1:

WATER GARDEN

 

As you stroll down the shopping corridor, you discover bright red masts inspired by the red stamens of the Lehua flower. Ethereal clouds of mist are suddenly released along the length of the masts, evoking Oahu’s misty mountains.

SITE 2:

PU'E COVE

 

Follow the sounds of tumbling water as it gently rolls over stony cascades. The flowing water leads you down to the plaza where suddenly your emotions swell beyond surprise. You discover bursts of water rising out of slender columns inviting visitors to play.

 

SITE 3:

ANAE HOLO GARDEN

 

As you journey down toward the ocean, the magic of the island reveals itself to you. Here, water pulses down a series of cascades. A field of sparkling lights appear to move down the water like the ‘anae-holo fish swimming in schools through the ocean. The schools of light guide you to a swirling vortex of water.

SITE 4:

MEETING STREET

 

Tall columns of swirling fire illuminate your way along Meeting Street. The welcoming glow invites you to stay longer.

SITE 5:

NONI COURT

 

A tumbling of pure white water evokes the surging ocean waves beyond.  As you sit along its edge, enchanted by the powerful waves, frothy jets of water and fire emerge at its heart.

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