Malama Learning Center, Hawaii – Eight Inc
Eight Inc. garnered first place in the Malama Learning Center International Architectural Design Competition among 236 submissions. The spatial organization of the design consists of a dialogue between a central axis leading to the amphitheater and the volumes containing the elements of the Center’s program. Along the axis are the indoor and outdoor classrooms, landscape areas, and entrance lobbies to the principal building structures bridging the path. When completed the center will “advance conservation and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of Hawaii via the performing and visual arts” and will be a role model for future sustainable architecture.