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DOCOMOMO HAWAII TOUR DAY: Around Kapiolani Park at Midcentury
9:00 AM - 11:59 PM Bishop Museum
Date: October 13, 2018 to October 13, 2018
Where: Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Education, Family
Ticket Price: N/A
DESCRIPTION Aloha! Docomomo Hawaii is proud to present its annual architectural walking tour of mid-century gems around Kapiolani Park. The tour will explore public architecture in and around Honolulu's famous Kapiolani Park in Waikiki, which was heavily redeveloped between 1940 and 1970 to serve the city's growing resident and tourist populations. We will examine the ways in which architects designed buildings in order to respond to changes in the city, as well as how these building responded to technology, climate, the landscape, and popular modernist aesthetics.  Our tour will commence at the entrance to the Honolulu Zoo, designed by Alfred Preis in 1962, and end at the notable Queen Kapiolani Hotel, designed by Ernest Hara in 1969. Along the way, we will see the park grounds, performance spaces, public schools and libraries, as well as residential complexes executed in Honolulu's singular midcentury tropical modernist styles.  Cost of the tour includes heavy pupus for a lunch reception at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel, from approximately 11:30am - 1:00pm. No-host drinks will be available at the Queen Kapiolani cash bar. We encourage you to stay, mingle, and enjoy.  Please note: Ticket sales will end at 5:00pm Friday, October 12, 2018. Walk-in tickets will be available for purchase on event day. DETAILS Check-in will begin at 8:30am in front of the Honolulu Zoo entrance in Waikiki. We encourage you to arrive early, as the tour will start promptly at 9am! Please note: The tour involves approximately 2 hours of walking. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee places to rest along the tour route. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes. Please be respectful of our hosts and neighborhood residents by remaining with your tour guide at all times. Exterior photography along the tour is welcome. Wear sunscreen and a hat.  Water will be provided upon check-in; please feel free to bring your own water bottles as well to stay fully hydrated! Suggested public parking a
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