The Launiu - New Tower Development in Ward Village

The Launiu is a new condo tower coming to Ward Village, planning to bring 486 homes to the Honolulu neighborhood. The developers are currently seeking permits from the HCDA - if approved, The Launiu will be the 11th tower in Ward Village.
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Early Rendering Of The Launiu

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Not much is known about The Launiu as of this time, but what is known is that it intends to keep to the tenets of the neighborhood - maximizing mauka-makai view corridors while creating a livable space that enhances the pedestrian experience.

The Launiu will be located in the Ward Village neighborhood, a master-planned community developed by the Howard Hughes Corporation. The planned development site is at the intersection of Ward Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard.

The Launiu - Building Information

  • Corner Of Ward Ave. & Ala Moana Blvd.
  • 486 Units In Studio to 3-Bed Floor Plans

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Where Is The Launiu Being Developed?

The Launiu is a new residential condo tower in the planning stages in Honolulu. It will reside in the Ward Village neighborhood, a master-planned community within the larger Kaka’ako area. To the east of Ward Village is Ala Moana, Waikiki, and Diamond Head, giving residents easy access to the Honolulu nightlife. The Launiu is being developed at the corner of Ala Moana Boulevard and Ward Avenue, across the street from another new tower in the neighborhood - Kalae.

Ward Village is a master-planned community in the Kaka’ako area of Honolulu, built from the ground up to be pedestrian friendly. You can read more about the Ward Village Master Plan here.

Neighborhood Features Available To Residents Of The Launiu

The Launiu will be going up on the south end of the neighborhood, located at the corner of Ala Moana Boulevard and Ward Avenue.

Early Rendering Of The Launiu - 2

Images used on this page are early renderings from application documents, are the property of the developers, and may not accurately represent the completed project.

This puts it in a position where residents can comfortably walk to the nearby Ala Moana beach and Ala Moana Beach Park in addition to all of the amenities offered by the neighborhood.

Ward Village is being developed as a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, full of potential sights, sounds, and tastes accessible by a variety of transportation methods. And when you’ve run out of things to do in Ward Village, there’s still plenty to do nearby. To the east is the Ala Moana Shopping Center, the largest open-air shopping center in the world. Not to be outshone, to the west lies SALT at Our Kakaako.

About The Launiu - Planned Residential Condo Tower In Ward Village

The Launiu will be the eleventh residential tower in Ward Village, located at the corner of Ward Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard. The building will overlook Kewalo Basin and sport an undulating design that references a mid-20th century Honolulu international coastal style. Along the podium, the façade will create a three-dimensional appearance mimicking the ocean. Submitted applications indicate that the tower will hold a total of 486 units.

The Launiu is being developed by the Howard Hughes Corporation in conjunction with Arquitectonica as architects, ODADA as interior designers, and VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture.

The Launiu - Services & Amenities

The Launiu will have an amenity terrace atop the podium, complete with lush green spaces and sweeping views. The breezeway aims to create a framed view of Diamond Head, while fitness areas seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor spaces. The Launiu plans to offer expansive backyard sunset views for residents.

The Launiu - Condo Units

Units In The Launiu will feature a variety of materials, with applications indicating that some units will feature deep furnishable outdoor spaces with views toward Diamond Head. Upper level homes will include high-quality materials such as lava stone, opus incertum, cerused white oak, and adze finished millwork.

The Launiu will hold a total of 486 units, though as it is still in the early planning stages pricing has not yet been released. According to submitted applications, the floor plans will be broken down into the following sizes:

The Launiu Floor Plans

  • 141 Studio Units
  • 137 1-Bedroom Units
  • 143 2-Bedroom Units
  • 65 3-Bedroom Units

The above information is concerning a project that has not yet been completed. The information is subject to change at any time by its developers, who we are not affiliated with. Images used on this page are the property of the developers and may not accurately represent the completed project. All information is subject to verification.

Developer - Howard Hughes Corporation

The Howard Hughes Corporation is an experienced developer of master-planned communities in Hawaii and across the world. The company intends to bring a total of over 4,000 homes to the Ward Village neighborhood and currently has over 25 projects across the world in various stages of development. The Launiu will be the latest addition to the Ward Village community.

Architects - Arquitectonica

Arquitectonica was founded in 1977, receiving near instant acclaim for their bold modern designs. The Launiu will be their first entry in Honolulu’s condo tower scene - judging by their previous works, we expect them to push the limits of design in innovative ways.

Interior Designers - ODADA

ODADA is an international firm recognized for their clean aesthetic, bringing a meticulous and sophisticated take to the table. Their past portfolio includes interiors ranging from piravate residences to wineries and everything in between.

Landscaping - VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture

VITA has global experience, bringing diverse perspectives dedicated to creating special places in their designs. Their previous experience in Hawaii includes the Kukio Golf & Beach Club in Kona, as well as various residential projects.

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