Hawai'i Nature Center Rain Pavilion

Inspiring a connection with Hawaii’s unparalleled natural environment.

AHL designed the Hawai‘i Nature Center (HNC) Rain Pavilion through its  1% Solution program focused on providing pro bono services to non-profit organizations. Located at the main educational facility of the HNC, the  structure promotes a brighter future for the environmental education of  children and the community. The design concept of the Pavilion integrates  the traditional open Hawaiian “A-frame” structure with a raised roof that brings across natural daylight and ventilation. Translucent roof panels are  featured to provide a visual connection to the surrounding forest. Translucent  leaf-shaped plaques are also highlighted, in between raw wood columns,  to honor the various donors who made this project possible.

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Makiki, Hawai‘i