Situated along the gateway to Pie Town, an elemental structure and building form and scale reflects the surrounding environment with a dynamic interplay of reflection and transparency. For a holistic civic presence from street to residential tower, the continuous frame of the façade integrates the living, service, and commercial storefront zones. Deep vertical white ribs accentuate the slender and geometric proportions of the 32-story building, sculpting light and shadow, while blue-tinted glass and glazed ceramic panels amplify the hues of the Tennessee skies. Sustainable strategies for energy efficiency including natural ventilation, daylighting, sun-shading, and native plantings are woven into the planning throughout the building.
VeLa Development Partners
Nashville, TN, US
Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee
Nicholas Hofstede (Project Director), Ted Zhang, Christian Szalay, Dylan Rupar, Emily Wu
Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC)
Planning Consultant: Kimley-Horn; Landscape Architect: Grace Fuller Design; Visualizations: Igor Brozyna