An urban oasis of Hawaiian cultural experience

An urban oasis of Hawaiian cultural experience

Project : International Market Place, Honolulu

Architects : Sanjiv Bhandari, BKBC Architects Inc, California

International Market Place is located in the heart of Waikiki’s fashion district on a 6-acre site in Honolulu, Hawaii. Built around a 160 year old banyan tree this three-level open air center has approximately 350,000 square feet of gross leasable area anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and a grouping of upscale restaurants on the rooftop garden creating an upscale dining and shopping destination. In order to provide the most convenient customer parking, a six-story roof top parking deck was designed containing 600 parking spaces.

An urban oasis, International Market Place incorporates interpretive regional architectural and landscape elements in an engaging and innovative setting as an extension of the Hawaiian cultural experience. This retail and entertainment center is defined by a lush and expansive central open space and flowing water features surrounded by three distinct and active levels of shopping, dining and entertainment venues.

BKBC Architects provided Master Planning and collaborated on design with three other firms.

Awards: 2019 Urban Land Institute’s “Global Awards for Excellence”; 2018 International Council of Shopping Center’s “Gold Award for New Developments”

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About Architect Sanjiv Bhandari

Sanjiv is an internationally recognized expert in Master Planning and Urban Design for Retail-Centric Mixed-Use Projects. He has 40 years of experience in the practice of Architecture, Urban Design and Master Planning, spanning over 27 States in USA and in 12 countries around the globe. Sanjiv has dedicated his career in developing innovative solutions along with achieving high levels of client satisfaction. He is actively involved with various community and professional organizations in the shaping of the built environment.

About BKBC Architects Inc

BKBC Architects Inc. is an internationally recognized Planning and Design firm offering a full range of Architectural services for Shopping Centers and Mixed-Use Mall projects. The firm is committed to providing creative, logical, and functional design solutions for every project using contextual and regional architectural vocabulary. Our experienced staff works closely with clients to develop distinctive concepts that will function effectively and fulfill the client’s vision, as well as enrich the environment. We believe in the Green Building revolution and incorporate sustainable design principals in all our projects. All our undertakings reflect the interests and aspirations of our clients, community, time and place.

It has been our privilege to provide retail planning and design expertise to some of the world’s leading developers and renowned Architectural teams. It is our exceptional planning ingenuity that has placed us at the forefront of our profession and has lead to many repeat clients. Based in Walnut Creek, California, we have extensive work experience in over twenty-five states within the USA and over ten countries around the Globe.

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