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Piko, Lifeline of the Community: Principles of Adaptive Reuse at Iwilei Dole Cannery
|Title:||Piko, Lifeline of the Community: Principles of Adaptive Reuse at Iwilei Dole Cannery|
|Contributors:||Sarvimaki, Marja (advisor)|
|Date Issued:||Dec 2014|
|Abstract:||Dying malls are a growing concern in our urban landscape and decreasing property values in the surrounding neighborhood in extreme cases leading to total building abandonment. Often found in lower to mid-income communities, these dying sites are becoming increasingly common. It is unknown whether the community is a reflection of the landscape, or the landscape is a reflection of its people. Whatever the direction, little to no outreach opportunities exist for the community and its people. The original function of a building, whether through economy and/or industry change, is no longer applicable. The goal of this study is to show that adaptive reuse of these spaces coupled with the right social programs, can be the catalyst for change in human behavior. Community uplift is a core goal at the proposed site, The Shops at Dole Cannery. The uplift will be achieved through an intensive inward focus on the community of Iwilei and an extensive outward focus on the Department of Education’s Farrington district (Kalihi). Smart solutions that incorporate education, a self-sustainable hands on design, and income generating programs will address the challenges of those in the low/mid income socio-economic strata. Public-Private entities are mutually beneficial and work conjointly. Public spaces provide the venues that host private entities, and in return, the public entity gains access to a steady stream of financial resources. Adaptive reuse sites will bring together the concepts of community uplift, urban renewal, and environmental sustainability. To further support the idea of social ecology, a re-examination of local building codes is in proposed. The foundation of this study rests upon the understanding that a balanced network transportation system will increase mobility compatible with current urban living conditions. Innovative program/project design is critical. Promotion of a public transportation system with feeder stops will both increase and encourage high occupancy to once dead sites.|
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