Gateways serve an important role in defining neighborhood entries and should have a strong visible presence in order to capture attention of passing motorists and announce to the greater Nashville community the presence of the Historic Germantown Neighborhood. Identified Gateway locations are 5th Ave N at Jefferson St and Monroe St at Rosa Parks Blvd. These are major entry points from the greater Nashville community. At each of these locations the goal is to welcome individuals and communicate that they have arrived at a special place.
“The NCDC is thrilled to partner with Germantown to offer this competition to the creative designers across the State of Tennessee. Competitions are a great way to stimulate innovative and unique ideas. They also allow young designers an opportunity to potentially get their designs built. We look forward to seeing a great diversity of entries.” Gary Gaston, Design Director - Nashville Civic Design Center.
The design competition offers a $1,000 prize to the winner. The selected design should be respectful of the neighborhood’s rich historic character; reflective of the diversity represented in its residents and businesses; and provide a distinct identity to one of the city’s most desirable communities in which to live and work. Selected entries will be part of an exhibit at NCDC in the Fall 2010. The winner of the competition will work with the Historic Germantown Neighborhood Association to create construction ready drawings.
The Competition is open to residents of the State of Tennessee and students studying at Tennessee Universities.