Kaka'ako Agora is a park designed for 21st century Honolulu. It is the first project of its kind in Honolulu: An indoor pavilion designed by Atelier Bow-Wow to create a dynamic space for our local community. It is an architectural intervention, where forward thinking, collaborative design create a much needed, open and accessible community gathering space.
Where is Kaka‘ako Agora?
441 Cooke Street between Pohukaina and Auahi Streets.
In the heart of Honolulu, Kaka’ako is along the south shore between Waikiki and the Downtown business district.
Why Kaka‘ako Agora?
Honolulu, and our neighborhood, Kaka’ako, has many beautiful outdoor parks – Mother Waldron Park, Gateway Park, Ala Moana Beach Park. But the city lacks a welcoming public space that is shaded, that provides all walks of life a bit of shelter from the hot sun, and a place to gather, create, commune or contemplate -- we have no indoor parks!
Why does this matter?
Because our public spaces define the character of our communities. Without places for our people to come together, we are limited in our ability to work together.
When is Kaka’ako Agora open?
Throughout the month of June 2015
M - S Noon to 5pm
No public hours on Sundays, but please check our June KaBoom calendar for scheduled events.
If you are a community group interested in hosting an activity or event at Kaka‘ako Agora, please click here for more information and application forms.
Who is behind Kaka'ako Agora?
Interisland Terminal is a Honolulu-based non-profit arts collaborative. Our mission is the present exhibtions and programs in contemporary art, film and design and to advance the role of the arts in innovation. We rarely work alone. These are some of the key partners and collaborators who made Kaka’ako Agora a reality:
- Hui Kū Maoli Ola
- Native Plant Nursery, Kaneohe
- Collaborative Studios
- Architecture Practice, Honolulu
- Heavy Metal Hawaii
- Custom Metal Fabrication, Honolulu
- Halekulani Corporation
- Hospitality Sponsor
- University of Hawaii School of Architecture
- Kamehameha Schools