Currently Under Construction – The Music City Center Green Roof
Contributed by Evan Morettini
In the heart of downtown Nashville, on November 9 we began construction oversight for the green roof on Music City Center. Designed by Roofmeadow, the project is being installed by Roofmeadow Network Contractor Landscape Support Services, a Muffresboro, TN based company.
Five stories up, consisting of 3 distinct sections, the green roof is over 191,000 sf, and includes undulating surfaces (16 – 25% pitch) requiring slope stabilization of the media. Sempergreen will be providing the pre-vegetated mats for the very thin irrigated assembly.
For over two weeks, Roofmeadow and Landscape Support Services have been working diligently to complete first section the roof.
The first three layers are installed despite the weather which has been cold and uncooperative.
Music City Center is expected to become a Nashville landmark and serve as a public space attracting artists, performers, Nashvillians and tourists. The enormous green roof will contribute to the buildings cultural identity and provide a range of environmental benefits including stormwater management, energy savings and habitat creation.