Hard Rock Honolulu

Architectural and interior design for new LEED Silver-certified restaurant / bar in Hawaii

C7A's design for Hard Rock Honolulu creates a dynamic, authentic experience of rock and roll, great food, while at the same time providing a cultural connection to the island in a comfortable, warm, energized setting. Visitors enter the Rock Shop at the ground level and are introduced to an unusual series of geometries designed to expand the sense of space and create an engaging retail atmosphere. A “guitar waterfall,” composed of a volcanic Rock Wall, wraps the elevator core and undulates upwards two stories to the rafters of the Café on the second floor, creating the experience of hundreds of flying guitars flowing in a dramatic pattern. The water theme is further augmented with a dramatic “half-pipe wave” suspended over the bar. Hard Rock Honolulu is the first Café to attain LEED Silver Certification.