The Launiu: A New Honolulu Condominium Boasting Modern Elegance and Coastal Charm

The Launiu Ward Village | Courtesy of Ward Village

The Launiu, a new development in the acclaimed Ward Village, will soon launch sales. The world-renowned Howard Hughes Corporation designed this master-planned community, located in the heart of Honolulu and just minutes from the beach. 

The Launiu, Ward Village | Courtesy of Ward Village

The Launiu is poised to be an extraordinary addition to Ward Village. Standing tall at 40 stories, this building will provide a dream home to the occupants of its 486 condominiums. With luxurious interiors by ODADA and over 78,000 square feet of amenities, the building ensures that residents enjoy a magnificent resort-like atmosphere year-round. The available residences range from studios to three-bedroom layouts. 

Residence 00 Living Room | Courtesy of Ward Village

The development represents one of Arquitectonica Studio’s first ventures into residential Hawaiian architecture. Renowned for its spectacular work in locations spanning the globe, the Miami-based architecture firm also has offices in Dubai, Paris, Hong Kong, Palm Beach, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Manila, Lima, and San Paolo. Arquitectonica Studio’s reputation extends across a wide range of high-profile projects, from the Microsoft Europe headquarters in Paris to the Miami-Dade Arena, home of the Miami Heat. 

Lobby | Courtesy of Ward Village
Dining cabana | Courtesy of Ward Village

The Launiu’s design will be a showstopper. The concept is driven by a commitment to crafting a look that meshes with O’ahu’s scenic environment. The building’s exterior, surrounded by verdant gardens from the acclaimed landscape design firm VITA, showcases an undulating design, artfully evoking the island’s coastal elements. Clad in white and sand-painted aluminum, the building exudes an unmistakable beachy ambiance. Select residences will feature lanais offering breathtaking views, immersing residents in the idyllic Hawaiian climate. 

Residence 00 lanai | Courtesy of Ward Village

“The natural beauty of O’ahu served as our primary design inspiration for The Launiu. With the neutral-toned façade and soft rippling exterior created by balconies, we sought to pay homage to the surrounding environment through an interpretative, elemental design that conveys movement, emulating the effects of water, wind, or markings in the sand. The resulting concept is organic yet contemporary,” said Bernardo Fort-Brescia, the founding principal at Arquitectonica. 

Amenity deck | Courtesy of Ward Village

Residents will enjoy ocean views, world-class amenities, and access to everything Ward Village offers. This sustainable community offers culture and arts centers, public green spaces, and world-class shopping and dining options. Ward Village is an appealing place to establish a home in Hawaii’s largest city, and the Launui is set to be a stunning addition to this vibrant community.

Resort pool | Courtesy of Ward Village

“We are pleased to officially announce The Launiu Ward Village and bring a new, dynamically designed residential offering to Honolulu’s vibrant real estate landscape. We’re dedicated to consistently introducing distinctive residences at Ward Village, a thriving urban island neighborhood on Honolulu’s south shore—one of Hawai’i’s most captivating destinations,” said Doug Johnstone, President of the Hawaii region for Howard Hughes Corporation. 

Breezeway | Courtesy of Ward Village

Sales are expected to launch in 2024, so stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, you can sign up to learn more on the Launiu Ward Village website, contact to chat with a sales representative, or call (808) 369-9600