This net-zero community center provides a space for the community and visitors to become educated on Hawaiian history, culture, politics and present goals. The design also exemplifies the possibilities in sustainable modern Hawaiian architecture. While the project is modern with its sustainable technologies it also incorporates traditional Hawaiian architecture which is evident in the shapes and materials used. Some of the sustainable features for this project include; photovoltaics, water catchment, passive solar design, composting toilets, the use of vernacular materials, and the re-use of materials. The Miloli’i Community Center provides Hawaiian emersion classrooms, a library, conference room, visitors center, guest quarters for visiting lecturers, kitchen, theatre and traditional halau.
Location: Milolii, Hawaii