Located at the corner of Nashville’s Church Street and Fifth Avenue, and just steps away from iconic Printer’s Alley and The Ryman, the 31-story Fifth Third Center connects the city’s arts and central business districts. As Music City’s first post-modern skyscraper, the building features strong pre-cast concrete forms and a large, open plaza constructed of concrete pavers. With a desire to tap into Nashville’s energy and create a public space where downtown employees and visitors can work, dine and simply hang out, EQ Office called on Gresham Smith to reimagine the site’s outdoor experience. By incorporating a variety of seating options, a new deck, a covered patio, upgraded lighting and integrated raised planters, our design creates a welcoming, human-scale space that creates a sense of place and embodies what Church Street once was: a place for gathering in the heart of the city.
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