INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE
Client: The Taubman Company
The Taubman Company
JPRA Architects + 505Design
ARCHITECT OF RECORD
Built around a 160-year-old banyan tree on the site of a long-time tourist market, International Market Place included Hawaii’s first Saks Fifth Avenue and created an upscale dining and shopping attraction. JPRA served as Architect of Record, collaborating with local cultural consultants and design firm 505Design to create designs inspired by and faithful to the legacy traditions of Hawaii.
The 345,000 sq ft, three-level outdoor shopping center has emerged in the heart of Waikiki’s shopping and high-end hotel district. Dining highlights include Michael Mina's Stripsteak and "The Street" 11-station food hall. The 700-space parking structure provides coveted parking space and accessibility rare in the tight urban setting.
Part of the revenue at International Market Place is designated for the Queen’s Medical Center. Robert Taubman said "We are very proud that this great project has been re-imagined and revitalized, and will continue in perpetuity to provide that kind of support into the medical needs of the community."
Photography courtesy Taubman