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New Nashville mixed-use high-rise features curved, stepped massing and wellness focus

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New Nashville mixed-use high-rise features curved, stepped massing and wellness focus

Designed by Goettsch Partners, the Class A office and retail building is sited on a uniquely shaped lot.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | April 7, 2023
Construction recently started on 5 City Blvd, a 15-story office and mixed-use building in Nashville. Rendering courtesy Goettsch Partners
Rendering courtesy Goettsch Partners

Construction recently started on 5 City Blvd, a new 15-story office and mixed-use building in Nashville, Tenn. Located on a uniquely shaped site, the 730,000-sf, high-rise structure features curved, stepped massing and amenities with a focus on wellness.

The building contains 350,000 sf of Class A office space, 15,000 sf of ground-floor retail, and parking with more than 900 stalls across multiple levels. A variety of floor plates cater to different tenant needs.

The building appears to “peel and unfold” along the eastern façade, echoing the site’s geometry while creating a series of large-scale stepped terraces that provide outdoor amenity spaces with unobstructed views of the Nashville skyline.

High-performance, floor-to-ceiling glass is used throughout all commercial spaces. Copper-toned vertical fins provide passive shading while referencing the coloring of the native clay found on the site.

Construction recently started on 5 City Blvd, a 15-story office and mixed-use building in Nashville. Rendering courtesy Goettsch Partners
Rendering courtesy Goettsch Partners

“Challenging sites often lead to memorable design solutions,” says Paul De Santis, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Partner and Co-Design Director with Goettsch Partners (GP), designers of the project. “The design for 5 City Blvd strives to balance sculptural expression with pragmatic planning.”

Retail spaces along the base contribute to a pedestrian-friendly environment within a larger development that provides an active streetscape. The southeast corner of the parcel has been left open to create a new plaza that forms the symbolic heart of the community. Accessed by boutique retail and office users alike, the plaza will be an active, light-filled, and creatively landscaped space.

Designed to achieve LEED and Wired standards, the project is intended to attract users who are seeking a healthy and technologically advanced work environment, according to a GP news release. The project is slated for completion in the fall of 2024.

On the building team:
Owner and/or developer: Convexity Properties
Design architect/Architect of record: Goettsch Partners
MEP engineer: I.C. Thomasson Associates
Structural engineer: Forefront Structural Engineers
General contractor/construction manager: JE Dunn

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Construction recently started on 5 City Blvd, a 15-story office and mixed-use building in Nashville. Rendering courtesy Goettsch Partners
Rendering courtesy Goettsch Partners
Construction recently started on 5 City Blvd, a 15-story office and mixed-use building in Nashville. Rendering courtesy Goettsch Partners
Rendering courtesy Goettsch Partners

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