Fort Negley Visitors Center – Moody-Nolan

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This center’s purpose is to introduce visitors to Fort Negley and to give them an understanding of the importance Fort Negley played in the civil war. I think it is a very interesting piece of architecture particularly because of the convergence of the fort ruins and the contemporary center. You can see that they used the same color stone and also columns. I might have thought that this would make the ruins look poorly, but I actually think that is complements them well. The center has three main areas:¬†an exhibit lobby with enhanced graphics and interactive displays, a multi-purpose¬†theater with capacity to seat 60 people, and an outdoor classroom. They used the outdoor classroom and its backdrop to give visual appreciation Civil War scenes. Overall, I think that this is something unique for architects to work with because of the historical element.

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