JW Marriott Nashville
The JW Marriott Nashville is an elliptically shaped, 810,000-square-foot hotel that has become an iconic addition to the city’s skyline. The building’s bold appearance and high thermal and acoustical performance was achieved uncompromisingly, yet economically, with YKK AP America’s YWW 50T Window Wall MegaTherm® aluminum framing system featuring Technoform’s polyamide thermal barriers.
While the use of a curtainwall was part of the hotel’s original plan, YKK AP was able to customize its window wall system to fit the project’s requirements. Helping save additional time, labor, staging and costs in the field, Technoform’s thermal barrier contributed to a simplified installation of system. Technoform supplied three different, standard profiles: for the inside glazing, YKK AP used Technoform’s 14.6mm flat thermal barrier and, for the slab edge, 14.8mm profiles both flat and hollow shaped were incorporated.
The 33-story glass tower hotel includes 533 guestrooms, rooftop pool, full service spa, and award-winning chef Michael Mina's indoor-outdoor American steakhouse, Bourbon Steak on the top floor.
Architects: Arquitectonica and Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc.
Developer: Turnberry Associates
General Contractor: Skanska USA
Façade installing contractor: Custom Enclosure Solutions, LLC (CES)
Glazing systems’ manufacturer: YKK AP America, Inc.
Technoform products used: Polyamide thermal barrier
Year completed: 2018
Photo Credits: Ben Eytalis, LunarVue Media Services, LLC and Chad Baumer Photography