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Congratulations to @urbanworks_inc and @rafter_studio on completing the brand new @olakailimaartspacelofts in the Kaka`ako neighborhood of Honolulu. It was an honor to record such a well designed and purposeful space for our artist community.
@artspace , the nation’s leading real estate developer for the arts, has been meeting with artists, arts and community organizations and government partners in Hawai`i since 2009.
Invited by @paifoundation , with support from the @fordfoundation , and other local and national funders, we have been working to understand the space needs of the creative community in Hawai`i and how permanent, affordable space for the arts would meet city, county and state goals for economic development, transit-oriented development, and cultural preservation.
The shared vision to emerge from this work is Ola Ka `Ilima Artspace, a mixed-use arts development blending live/work space for artists and their families, space for non-profit partners and space for community events and gatherings.
Ola Ka `Ilima Artspace will include 84 units of affordable live/work space for low-income artists and their families. Residential units will feature high ceilings, large windows, durable surfaces, large doors and wide hallways to accommodate a variety of creative activities. Each of the residential units will be larger than a typical affordable unit to allow for ample workspace. Like all Artspace projects, this building will be multi-ethnic, multi-generational, and multi-disciplinary.
Ola Ka `Ilima Artspace will have more than 17,000 square feet of community and greenspace, including a playground area and a community room available to residents, partnering non-profit organizations, and the surrounding community for rehearsal, exhibitions, performances, and events.
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