Assembly Food Hall and Entertainment Venue
Assembly Food Hall and Entertainment Venue
Assembly Food Hall and Entertainment Venue
Assembly Food Hall and Entertainment Venue

Assembly Food Hall and Entertainment Venue

Nashville, Tennessee

100,000 GSF

The Assembly Food Hall is a culinary and entertainment destination in downtown Nashville’s Fifth + Broadway mixed-use development. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy various cuisines and beverages at the thirty eateries and bars featured in the food hall. In addition, the venue boasts three performance areas for live entertainment.


  • Designed flexible mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering systems for thirty operating and unique restaurants.
  • Accommodating up to 1,600 guests, the “Skydeck on Broadway” delivers a rooftop space zoned into distinctive spaces for things such as major concert events, yoga classes, and covered VIP mezzanine spaces for parties.
  • All kitchen exhaust air is treated and scrubbed to minimize the air’s impact in the adjacent office and residential towers.
  • Sixty Vines, one of the dining concepts inside Assembly, features exposed MEP systems that blend architectural and mechanical components.
  • Individual power connections are included at each retail stall.
  • Designed lighting systems, including exit signs and emergency lighting, to accommodate front-of-house and back-of-house spaces.
  • Designed connections for the casual dining food service equipment, including domestic hot and cold water connections and natural gas. An additional, tank-less water heater rack to handle casual dining hot water loads was included.
  • In addition to fire sprinkler and alarm systems, the Alvine Engineering team designed a manual wet standpipe that provides hose connections throughout the building for additional fire protection methods. The system enables emergency personnel to easily access and provide timely and sufficient suppression in the case of an emergency.
  • All spaces utilize district chilled water with separate capacity meters for each space to allow users to only pay for the cooling that they utilize.

Photography credit: Garrett Rowland

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