Project Spotlight – Music City Motor Cars
Music City Motor Cars is the official Dealer for Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Bentley in the Nashville area.
The dynamic project consists of four simple masses clad with BASF Metallic Effects over a BASF Finestone Wall System. The system was selected because it provided energy efficiency and cost benefits far superior to the ACM panels originally conceptualized.
When I interviewed Robin E. Hood (Principal at Crossroads Architecture), he stated "we were blown away by the look and the energy efficiency."
The four simple masses meet along a multi-story perpendicular mass which creates a connection to each space. The larger connector provides a common space for V.I.P. areas, repairs, and offices. The basic geometric forms with their repetition provide a sense of order and cohesiveness to the four competing high-end manufacturers' showrooms. The thoughtful design conveys an upscale minimalist architecture that showcases the premiere automobiles featured within.