677 Ala Moana, the former Gold Bond Building, is located at the gateway of Honolulu’s developing Kaka`ako Neighborhood. This community serves as a bridge, connecting downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, and as a catalyst for innovation with an urban-island culture that celebrates the progressive trends emerging in Honolulu.
Conceptual ideas for the façade and interiors were inspired by Kaka’ako’s rich history in fishing, one of the area’s most valuable resources. As a symbol of prosperity, a modern interpretation of the local fish ponds, fishing tools and villages as ornament to 677 Ala Moana tie the building to its local history, and may be interpreted as good luck to those who live and work there. MGA’s improvements to the pedestrian level and streetscape, internal circulation, and architectural presence unify the various phased blocks of the existing building with strategically placed glass curtain walls that span the entire height of the façade.
Size: 50,000 SF (Façade Improvements)
Scope: Renovation of Façade & Public Areas