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Conservation Hall / archimania

  • 10:00 - 13 April, 2015
Conservation Hall / archimania
Conservation Hall / archimania, © David Sundberg/ESTO
© David Sundberg/ESTO

© David Sundberg/ESTO © David Sundberg/ESTO © David Sundberg/ESTO © David Sundberg/ESTO + 28

  • Civil, Structural

  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing

    TLC Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture

    Ross | Fowler
  • Acoustics

    Jaffe Holden
  • Security

  • Lighting

    Jim Benya – Benya Lighting Design
  • Sustainability

    Architectural Energy Corporation
  • Kitchen/Foodservice

    Fisher and Associates
  • A/V Consultant

    Memphis Communications Corporation
  • Construction Cost

    $7.9 million
  • Cost / Sq Ft

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© David Sundberg/ESTO
© David Sundberg/ESTO

Text description provided by the architects. The historic governor’s mansion in Nashville, Tennessee, was in dire need of an expansion to accommodate the various events hosted on the grounds. To preserve the prominence of the historic residence, archimania designed an "unbuilding," placing the event and support spaces underground, rather than off to the side of the existing residence.

Section 2
Section 2

Lower Floor Plan Section 1 Section 3 Detail 1 + 28

A glazed sunken courtyard brings natural light and green space into the event venue, 25 feet beneath the rolling front lawn. The final design is a 15,000 square foot meeting and dining facility, complete with event space for 300 guests, an entry mezzanine, green space, food service components, and restrooms.

© David Sundberg/ESTO
© David Sundberg/ESTO
Entry Floor Plan
Entry Floor Plan

The entry stair and main hall floors are oak, salvaged from the Tennessee River and nearby barns. A limited palette of materials permitted a high percentage of recycled content to be used, while dry polished concrete floors reduce maintenance costs.

© David Sundberg/ESTO
© David Sundberg/ESTO
© David Sundberg/ESTO
© David Sundberg/ESTO

The project honors the Tennessee Residence by framing and supporting it, rather than upstaging it. archimania's design also upholds former First Lady Andrea Conte's goal of providing energy-efficient operation with minimal environmental impact.

© David Sundberg/ESTO
© David Sundberg/ESTO

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