The Queen’s Medical Center
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
2006 Hawaii A.S.L.A. Award of Excellence
The Front Lot of the Queen’s Medical Center extends makai along Punchbowl Street from the Miller Street parking garage tunnel, past the Hawaii Medical Library to the Queen’s Conference Center on Beretania Street.
Large expanses of lawn areas provide the setting where the existing trees can be appreciated. The health and protection of the existing trees, many of which were planted by Queen Emma herself and Dr. William Hillebrand, were of utmost importance.
The curvilinear layout of the entry road and minimal width encourages drivers to slow down and enhances the park-like atmosphere.
A 2-foot high berm screens the vehicular traffic, but still allows borrowed views into the campus of the majestic trees.