Arctic Flowers

Music City Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Materials

Fiberglass Molded Units
Injected Foam Cores
Polished Gel Coat Finish
Interior Steel Support Frame
Spacing Collars w/ Set Screws
Stainless Steel Tensile Aircraft Cables
Stainless Steel Fittings

Concept

The project called for a spectacular showcase piece to be located within a major public lobby space in the new $1.5 billion Music City Center building in Nashville, Tennessee. Conceived as an aerial garden floating above one’s head, we attempted to create an exciting immersive experience at the moment of entry for a diverse range of music conisuerers. Looking to create a momentary distraction, we chose alternating black and white modular elements to create a sense of visual dynamism.

Specifications

Each polyhedron base unit measures approximately 7 1/2″ (.19 m) square. The corresponding prong extension pieces range in height from (4 3/8″) .11 m to (6 1/4″) .16 m. The entire constellation of self-similar modular units is connected together with structural dowels, aerospace strength industrial adhesive and an interior metal support frame. The overall surface coverage of the proposed ceiling system was 15′-0″ (4.60 m) wide x 25′-0″ (7.62 m) long.

Product Options

The polyhedron base units come in the standard dimensions specified above but can be produced as a custom order in any size and/or color. Material options include fiberglass resin, metal or concrete. In addition, due to the hyper efficiency of the packing of these units (that can be combined in any direction), an infinite number of sculptural / spatial configurations can be achieved for residential, commercial and institutional applications. Project options include, but are not limited to, corporate lobby ceilings and wall reliefs, small and large scale free-standing wall screens and exterior cladding systems for any building type.