The Place at Fifth + Broadway
Architect/Designer | Pappageorge Haymes Partners / Gresham Smith (Architect of Record)
Builder | Skanska
Landscape Architect/Designer | Hoerr Schaudt
Interior Designer | Jules Wilson Design Studio
Photographer | Zack Benson Photography
The Place at Fifth + Broadway is a 34-story residential building at the west end of the Fifth + Broadway development in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The rehabilitated city block replaces the city’s former convention center with state-of-the-art facilities that invigorates downtown Nashville and spotlights the city’s vibrant culture renowned for live music, honky-tonks and nightlife.
The Fifth + Broadway master plan — which includes the residential tower, an office building, retail, restaurants and entertainment components — are organized along an L-shaped internal path that weaves through the city block. Alleys tucked away from the main streets that provide intimate retail and dining experiences are a part of Nashville’s unique streetscape. Fifth + Broadway’s retail corridor recreates this pedestrian-friendly experiences of the city’s narrow alleyways and serves as a key element in the design of the apartment building and a defining theme throughout the development.
The building’s podium is stylishly articulated to complement its historic urban context; its brick-clad exterior conveys a sense of permanence and age. In contrast, the apartment tower’s modern, gray glass volume is designed to stand out as a recognizable feature in the city’s skyline.