Mauka Concourse at Honolulu International Airport
Designing for 21st Century Transportation
Opening August 27, 2021, the new 230,000 square-foot, two-story concourse building will be located to the north of the existing inter-island terminal. In collaboration with the State Department of Transportation, KYA led a team, comprised of 20 different firms, to create a modern airport design to meet the demands of 21st century transportation. The primary goal was to create a welcoming gateway for visitors and locals that is reflective of the unique Aloha culture and natural environment in Hawaii.
The primary goal was to create a welcoming gateway for visitors and locals that is reflective of the unique Aloha cultural and natural environment in Hawaii.
With a target of LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Build Council (USGBC) and to fulfill HNL Sustainable Airport Initiatives, sustainable design strategies were incorporated to minimize the building's environmental footprint. High-performance glazing and louver systems draw in daylight and prevent heat gain while preserving views of Hawaii's lush landscapes. Energy-efficient mechanical and lighting systems were selected to produce additional savings.
Another important sustainability feature of the project is the consolidated waste management, recycling and compacting area, known as a Zero Waste Zone. As a part of the Sustainable HNL program’s wider waste management plan, this Zero Waste Zone is designed to accommodate a 40 cubic yard trash compactor and will be accessible to State custodial personnel, ramp operators, and terminal tenants.