Every aspect of the building’s design has been carefully considered with these goals in mind, and responds to a particular set of needs, programs, and its connection with the land—the light and air qualities of the place. The design objective is to achieve an integral relationship with the ‘ãina (land). And responds directly to West Oahu’s environmental conditions, and is built with natural materials relying on renewable local resources, such as the sun, wind, recyclable water, and other materials for its support.
When completed, the Center will become a living, evolving facility, providing a gathering place, a magnet for the performing and visual arts, and a place where learning and direct experience are inseparable. The land is a constant reference in the Center, a natural and holistic platform for the culture, arts, sciences, and technology of the place. Its goal is to become a cultural model for a connection between nature and the man-made environment.