Project of the Week for June 20, 2016: The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

June 20, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Project of the Week The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 6/20/16

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The Pinnacle at Symphony Place
Nashville, TN, USA
29,000 sf. Greenroof

Project of the Week Description & Details

Located adjacent to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee, The Pinnacle at Symphony Place is a 29-story, 500,431 sf luxury office and retail skyscraper in the city’s SoBro (South of Broadway) district. Designed by Pickard Chilton, the $170 million Pinnacle is the city’s only Class AA office tower and first LEED Gold certified skyscraper, and the primary business address for the city’s top corporations.

Articulating the timeless design of classic skyscrapers, the building respects the neighborhood’s intimate scale. Located on a former brownfield site, the Pinnacle boasts numerous sustainable design features such as recycling 90%+ of construction waste generated on-site, daylighting, and incorporating low-E glass.  Plus, a one-acre greenroof terrace garden, located over the parking garage at level seven, is landscaped with native and adaptive plants. Designed by Hawkins Partners using growing media by ERTH Products and installed by Greenrise Technologies, it provides a luscious expanse of nature for use by tenants, their employees, and guests. The Pinnacle at Symphony Place not only enhances Nashville’s skyline, it affords a spectacular 360° view of the city, river, and the surrounding hills.

Project of the Week The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

Year: 2009
Owner:
Barry Real Estate Companies
Location:
Nashville, TN, USA
Building Type:
Multi-Use
Type:
Extensive & Intensive
System:
Custom
Size:
29,000 sq.ft.
Grade:
1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Pickard Chilton
Landscape Architect: Hawkins Partners (HPI)
Growing Media: ERTH Products
Developer: Barry Real Estate Cos.
Architect of Record: Everton Oglesby Architects (EOA Architects)
Greenroof Installation: Greenrise Technologies
General Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie
LEED Consultant: BVM Engineering
Structural Engineer: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.
MEP Engineer: McKenney’s Inc.

Project of the Week The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

Project of the Week The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

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Project of the Week The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

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By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher

Video & Project of the Week for November 10, 2014: Nashville Music City Center

November 11, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 11/10/14

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Nashville Music City Center
Nashville, TN, USA
191,000 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

The LEED Gold certified Nashville Music City Center (MCC) is a 1,200,000 square foot convention center in the SoBro (South of Broadway) district in Nashville. Five stories high, the wavy roof has three independent greenroof sections which mimic the rolling hills of Tennessee. The iconic greenroof design represents the frets and body of a guitar – including 845 solar panels incorporated into the guitar body itself. A 360,000 gallon rainwater collection tank stores rainwater from the roof which is used to irrigate outdoor landscaping and flush the hundreds of toilets in the building.

The Music City Center is the recipient of the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities 2014 Green Roof Special Recognition Award. The co-recipients are Roofmeadow, who designed the greenroof, provided construction oversight, and oversees maintenance; Greenrise Technologies, who constructed the greenroof and also conducts greenroof maintenance; and TVS, lead architect, who conceived the greenroof project and laid out the signature green diamond pattern. Greenrise Technologies says “This project represents the ultimate fusion of aesthetics and engineered performance.”

Designed for stormwater retention and urban heat island reduction, the greenroof can handle a 2.6-million-gallon stormwater offset. Protected by a waterproofing membrane from Sika Sarnafil with Bonar‘s Enkadrain®/W 3601 drainage, the shallow under 3″ deep rooflite® Extensive MCL substrate blended by Garick is covered with pre-vegetated sedum mats from Sempergreen. The undulating surfaces with pitches ranging from 16 – 25% required slope stabilization of the media, and the Anti-Slip System Type N with net and sills from Optigreen® was used, supplied by Conservation Technology.

We at Greenroofs.com hope to see you in Music City tomorrow at CitiesAlive!  As you may know, Haven Kiers and I will be presenting our 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design this Friday, November 14 at 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm – SESSION 6 – please come and see us.  The Nashville Music City Center is included in our Top 10 List, representing one great example of the #5 category, “Sculptural Architecture.”

Year: 2012
Owner: City of Nashville
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size:
191,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 25%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates (TVS); Tuck Hinton Architects; and Moody-Nolan Architects
General Contractor Joint Venture: Bell & Associates Construction, Clark Construction Group, Harmony Construction Group
Greenroof Design: Roofmeadow, with TVS
Greenroof Installation: Greenrise Technologies
Waterproofing Membrane: Sika Sarnafil
Roofer: Baker Roofing
Drainage: Enkadrain®/W 3601, Bonar
Anti-Slip System: Type N with Net and Sills, Optigreen®
Optigreen® Distributor: Conservation Technology
Growing Medium: rooflite®
rooflite® Blender: Garick
Pre-vegetated Mats: Sempergreen
Maintenance: Greenrise Technologies with oversight from Roofmeadow

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.

Register by Tonight for Last CitiesAlive Discount!

November 10, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Will you be going to Nashville this week for Green Roofs for Healthy CitiesCitiesAlive: 12th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference?

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Online registration offering a 10% discount closes tonight at 11:59 pm central time: This is your last chance to register online before walk in rates apply.  Register now.

Aramis and I will be there along with some of our contributing editors and a few hundred of our colleagues! Music City is a spectacular place to learn about new design, research, and policy from leaders in our field of green architecture – plus have a great time.

Participants will dig into the science of performance, explore the many interrelationships between energy and water, and investigate the most forward thinking designs and policies that fuel essential innovation in green building and infrastructure.

Haven Kiers and I will be presenting our fast and furious (and always fun) 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design on Friday, November 14 at 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm – SESSION 6 – please come and see us.

For all the lively events, see the updated Conference Agenda.

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Did you know that if you can’t make it to Nashville you can still participate?  Register for the Live Webcast and earn up to 11.5 CEUs.  Plus, the Opening Plenary Webcast is free.

Visit http://citiesalive.org/ for more info.

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Hopefully we’ll see you in a couple of days!

~Linda V.

CitiesAlive in Nashville in 2 Weeks!

October 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm

We all know that water is fundamental to life and to green infrastructure.

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This theme is the highlight of the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities‘ (GRHC) CitiesAlive: 12th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference in lively Nashville – Music City – and it’s less than two weeks away.

Held at the beautiful brand new Omni Nashville adjacent to the Music City Center on November 12 to 15, 2014 CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference delegates will explore the many ways in which greenroofs and walls can help manage our water resources more wisely.  See the updated Conference Agenda.

Participants will dig into the science of performance, explore the many interrelationships between energy and water, and investigate the most forward thinking designs and policies that fuel essential innovation in green building and infrastructure.

CitiesAlive2014PresentedByandPartnerA few of CitiesAlive 2014‘s features:

• Net Zero Water Boot Camp: The two-day “Net Zero Water Boot Camp” program examines the connections between water and energy usage in the built environment and identifies opportunities for managing these resources more wisely, developed by GRHC and the American Society of Irrigation Consultants, with support from Ewing Irrigation, Hunter Industries and Jeffrey L Bruce and Associates.  Click here to register.

• “To Irrigate or Not to Irrigate?” – join the provocative debate featuring industry veterans Lois Vitt Sale (Not to Irrigate) and Lynda Wightman (To Irrigate), moderated by Vanessa Keitges.

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• Learn from and network with wide assortment of talented speakers in the fields of design, research, and policy.

• Take a Tour of one of Nashville’s innovative and beautiful greenroofs.

• See what’s new with industry leaders at the Trade Show.

• Have fun at the Closing Reception BBQ and Beer-o-rama at the famous Whiskey Bent Saloon.

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• Enjoy a diverse array of GRHC’s professional training courses.

• And much, much more!  Take a look at “The Top10 Things You Can Only Do in Nashville.”

Make sure to read Greenroofs.com’s July Guest Feature Article Water: The Key To Everything Green – Why water will be the topic on everyone’s mind at CitiesAlive in Nashville, Tennessee this November by Rebecca Black, Director of Business Development, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

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If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for?  Don’t miss the party!  Visit http://citiesalive.org/ for more info.

Please join us in Music City for some good ole southern hospitality just under two weeks!

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~ Linda V.