Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS)

Publication Date

Fall 2022


O'More College of Architecture and Design



BURS Faculty Advisor

Anthony Monica

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation


The New Riverfront Transportation Hub in the heart of Nashville will replace an existing small-scale train station on First Avenue. Based on the research of site, context, and culture, Nashville is missing an interconnected transit network system with multiple modes of accessible and affordable transportation, in addition to green spaces in urban areas, to reduce the temperature of the surrounding air and prevent heat waves. This research presented illustrates how the new transit hub will accommodate the transportation needs of the growing city, improving the speed and efficiency of movement by interconnecting multiple transport stations into one. Much needed in downtown, a large-scale Transport Station with a new Green Park will have a family-friendly environment, where locals and visitors can enjoy nature at the Riverfront and be able to commute anywhere within Nashville.

This presentation will describe how the research and creative design thinking shaped the proposal - a New Sustainable Transportation Hub with Riverfront Park, that connects Broadway to Pedestrian Bridge. The research presented illustrates the integration of an accessible green roof system, where the structure incorporates the sustainable process of collection and recycling of rainwater, and a temperature reduction of the roof surface and surrounding air. For the purpose of pedestrian circulation improvements, the green roof park has multiple connection points between John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and First Avenue, where the structure gradually slopes up to attach to the bridge.

The proposal was successful because Sustainable Riverfront Transport Hub will become a new central destination for Nashville's downtown community and visitors while providing an accessible and affordable efficient mass transit network for the growing city of Nashville.

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