Schermerhorn Symphony CenterEdit profile
Opened September 9th, 2006, the new 1900-seat symphony hall, home to the Nashville Symphony, is located on an entire downtown city block in Nashville’s Gateway/SoBro neighborhood. The Nashville symphony desired a new construction hall with world class acoustics to rival many of this country’s and Europe’s most respected venues. Design objectives included a predisposition toward a timeless, Neo-Classical building. However, it was also determined that the building should be a reflection of its time and age. The resulting design achieves a balance between these objectives by reexamining the elements of classicism and reinterpreting them in a contemporary manner for this specific building. The design includes such unique elements as clerestory windows and a floor which changes from flat to raked seating. Even the building's courtyard and surrounding bollards features were held to the standards of the neo-classical architectural scheme.