Hufcor Supplies One Mile of Operable Partition to Nashville Music Hall

Window & Door
October 9, 2013
Noteworthy
  

Nashville’s newly opened Music City Center includes one mile of operable partition custom designed and manufactured by Hufcor Inc., according to an Oct. 6 Hufcor release.
 
MCC’s challenging design required operable partitions to maintain acoustical separation within a 1.2-million-square-foot, four-story facility with an undulating roof, unusual curves and constantly changing space requirements, according to the release.
 
Hufcor worked closely with the owner and design teams to achieve the required acoustical objectives with custom-designed partitions, including:

  • spring-loaded mechanical 6-inch bottom seals that absorb building deflections
  • curved tracks and electronic switches for multiple wall locations
  • electrically operated tracks that operate a custom stage door
  • special vertical seals to ensure panel-to-panel connections along radius tracks

The one mile of operable partition is comprised of 1,242 panels weighing a total of 1.5 million pounds and representing150,000 square feet of surface space, Hufcor reports.
 
Crawford Door Sales of Nashville installed the partitions. The design team included Atlanta-based tvsdesign, Nashville-based Tuck Hinton Architects, and the Nashville office of Moody Nolan Architects. The project team anticipates LEED Silver certification, according to the release.