Aquaponics, and More Along the Ala Wai

To orient you on the Ho’okuleana Design ©2016, 2017 design, here is a snippet of some of its features:

  • extensive aquaponics system which involves fish and taro
  • heritage residences and “Hale Pilis”
  • canoe docks
  • farmers market

Finally, there is a diagrammatic map that shows other main design features in Waikiki.

Heritage Residences, “Hale Pili,” Canoe Dock, Aquaponics System

Artistic rendering of heritage residences, “Hale Pili,” canoe dock, aquaponics system Ho’okuleana Design ©2016, 2017

In the above image:

  • Midground, heritage residences and “Hale Pilis” or traditional Hawaiian structures, along the Ala Wai Canal
  • Foreground, Ala Wai Canal for short voyage canoe travel; boat or canoe dock; terraces of reclaimed land for aquaponics which involve fish and taro. Note: all terraces of aquaponics that involve fish and taro can be accessed by canoe via the Ala Wai Canal.
  • Background, Mount Tantalus

Farmers Market

Mid-ground of artist rendering above. Boat dock and pavilions at new farmers market across from the Hawaiʻi Convention Center near the Ala Wai Boat Harbor

Orientation Map of the Ho’okuleana Design

In the above image:

    • Far left, northwest or “ewa” side of Waikiki, Hawaiʻi Convention Center
    • Top left, north side of Waikiki, new park entrance
    • Left and center, southwest face or “makai” side of Waikiki, Fort DeRussy
    • Center and top, northeast face or “mauka” side of Waikiki, Manoa-Palolo Drainage Canal
    • Far right, south or “Diamond Head” side of Waikiki, Kapiolani Park

What is Next?

Browse further and see the Ho’okuleana Design.

Other Links That May Interest You:


Facebook pictures: McCully – Mōʻiliʻili – Kapahulu

Facebook pictures: Kapiolani Park

Mana Ai Daniel Anthony Youtube Channel


A Chinese American, Emy Louie (雷慧妮) was born in Hong Kong and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i. She graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in 1991 and earned a degree in Architecture.

In 1993, Ms. Louie relocated to the mainland United States and from 2007 to 2012, she hosted her radio show to interview the movers and shakers of sustainable design and green building and taught continuing education classes to design professionals.

She is president of Emy Louie, Consulting Services, which works on design, conservation, and environmental projects. Since 2018, Ms. Louie spends her time in Honolulu and Central America to do environmental field research.

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