The Music City Convention Center, spanning six blocks along Nashville's Fifth Avenue just a short distance from the historic Ryman Auditorium and numerous other music and cultural venues, brings new life to the South of Broadway (SOBRO) neighborhood. The space features 60 meeting rooms, 2 grand ballrooms, including a 57,500 sf Grand Ballroom that seats 6,000 people, and offers an 1,800-vehicle garage.
Music City Center is LEED NC v2.2 Gold and hosts a 178,000 sf vegetative roof to counteract the urban "heat island" effect and slow rain water runoff into enormous water tanks, resulting in an 80% reduction of water use. Designers tvsdesign/Tuck-Hinton Architects/Moody Nolan, Inc. collaborated on this project to turn a positive face to the neighborhood. Together, the architects studied the underutilized area of SOBRO and gave careful consideration to the placement of the facility's many functional elements that could affect the surrounding area.