Aliamanu Valley Community

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The Aliamanu Valley Community in Honolulu was designed by Beverly Willis in 1978 for the US Army Corps of Engineers. This planned community was built in an inactive volcano crater. The design incorporated housing, a school, parks, and a central gathering place. There were four villages in the plan, each split into 2-3 neighborhoods. Each neighborhood had a rec center, as well as single unit and multi family housing. The population would be approximately 11,500 people, so adequate housing and schools were a must. The army told Willis they wanted the design to feel familiar to services members and their families who were from mainland United States. Willis succeeded in this plan where other architects failed, and managed to plan and design all 525 buildings in just 9 months.

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