|The Nashville Music City Center is a 1,200,000 square foot convention center just finished in June, 2012 in the SoBro (South of Broadway) district in Nashville, Tennessee. Five stories high, the finished roof has three independent green roof sections on the wavy roof. The official groundbreaking for the Music City Center was held March 22, 2010, and the new building is slated to open in early 2013.|
"The new convention center will not just host visitors, but serve as a central meeting point for Nashville?s residents. A wide green pavilion will encircle the building on all sides, calling Nashvillians to enjoy the area?s newest landmark and serve as public space for art and music.
"The Music City Center has many sustainable features, including a green roof and a water reclaim tank so that excess rain water can be used for things such as flushing the toilets and site irrigation. In addition to these sustainable features, the Music City Center Team also envisioned installing solar panels. The Music City Center building was designed to accommodate a solar panel system over the grand ballroom portion of the roof. That portion of the roof is approximately 1 acre in size and is designed to hold approximately 4-6 lbs/sf. Currently, the Music City Center team is soliciting a Solar Panel System Consultant to help create a Solar Panel System Program," Nashville Music City Center website, see below.
|The Music City Center's structure is comprised of 13,000 tons of structural steel and 110,000 cubic yards of concrete. The green roof has undulating surfaces with pitches ranging from 16 ? 25%, which required slope stabilization of the media; Anti-Slip System Type N with net and sills from Optigreen? was used to hold the substrate from rooflite? and the sedum mats from Sempergreen. Here are just some noteworthy Architecture and Design features:|
* The total land area of the site is 16 acres and features a 65-foot difference in elevation from the northwest corner of the site to the southeast corner.
* The total square footage of the facility, including parking, is 2.1 million square feet. The actual building is 1.2 million square feet.
* The Music City Center is working to achieve LEED Silver ? Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ? status, and a prominent feature of this will be the 175,000 square-foot green roof, designed to mimic the rolling hills of Tennessee.
* A 360,000 gallon rainwater collection tank will store rainwater from the roof which will then be used to irrigate outdoor landscaping and flush the hundreds of toilets in the building.
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|Visit the Nashville Music City Center here. See the Clark Construction Webcam here. Read the January 13, 2012 Music City Center Roof Goes Green by Adam Ghassemi from NewsChannel5.com where you can also see video; the January 9, 2011 Music City Center trims green roof plan by Anne Pain in The Tennessean; and the November 18, 2011 Currently Under Construction ? The Music City Center Green Roof by Evan Morettini from the Roofmeadow blog, with lots of construction photos.|
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