Moana Pacific East Tower

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Height: Architectural 128.5 m / 422 ft
Height: Occupied 118.4 m / 389 ft
Height: To Tip 128.5 m / 422 ft
Floors Above Ground 46


Official Name Moana Pacific East Tower
Name of Complex Moana Pacific Towers
Other Names Moana Pacific Tower I, Mahana Twin Tower I
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Honolulu
Street Address & Map 1296 Kapiolani Boulevard
Postal Code 96814
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Construction Start 2004
Completion 2008

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer KC Rainbow Development LLC
Design Architects Hawaii
Structural Engineer
Design Englekirk Partners, Inc.
MEP Engineer
Design WSP Lincolne Scott
Main Contractor Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Company
Other Consultant
Façade Permasteelisa Group

About Moana Pacific East Tower

Two elliptical glass towers comprise Moana Pacific, a condominium complex in the heart of Honolulu which stands out in the neighboring residential and light-industrial skyline. A large proportion of the 6-acre site is devoted to on-grade open landscaping and a 2-acre, green, sixth floor recreation deck. This recreation deck includes a swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, putting green, jogging tracks and other amenities.

The façades consist of 1.2 meter (4ft) wide, double-pane, insulated glass which minimize heat and glare; the natural curvature of the elliptical buildings reflect much of the incident sun. The east–west orientation of the buildings also help to reduce the heat load.

The adjacent parking structure incorporates an interesting cladding solution, with a custom-designed grill made up of “Y” sections which provides 51% openings for natural ventilation while maintaining a close to 100% view blockage from any angle. This eliminates the external visual impact of unsightly fluorescent car park lighting at night, or view of the parked cars during the day.

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