Proposal Around Existing Waikiki Shell

Above. Diagrammatic map that shows the location of the following: aquaponics which involves fish and taro; existing Waikiki Shell; proposed spillway system and drone park

The drone park is part of a spillway system–both a man-made and vegetation solution–to take in floodwaters that come from the Ala Wai Watershed. From a physical design standpoint, the spillway itself, which won’t be in use 99.9% of the time, holds in the floodwaters, and the grass and other vegetation in the spillway absorb floodwaters. A drone park has been designed on the spillway system, to offer an amphitheater-like space to recreate and maximize that area’s use for recreation.

Related Links:

Proposed Honolulu Adventure Park

Ho’okuleana Design ©2016, 2017

Facebook pictures: Kapiolani Park


A Chinese-American, Emy We’i 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, Emy 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 she taught continuing education classes to design professionals.

Ms. Louie is president of Emy Louie, Consulting Services, which is currently working on design, conservation, and environmental projects. Since 2018, Ms. Louie divides her time between Hawaii and other tropical places to do conservation and environmental research.

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