Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
DESIGNER: Branch Technology
LOCATION: Chattanooga, TN
SURFACE AREA: 5688sq.ft.
DESIGNER: River Street Architects
FABRICATOR: Branch Technology
BUILDING STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: BACE Structural
Chattanooga is nicknamed the Scenic City because of its beautiful natural surroundings. Its rippling mountain-scape and meandering Tennessee River carve through the landscape, creating scenery that’s truly unique. Branch Technology partnered with Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union to create a facade that does for its newest branch what the scenery does for Chattanooga by demonstrating freeform and flow. The undulating facade is patterned to identify entrances and expand around the building’s curvature, serving as wayfinding for visitors. Varying degrees of curvature in the sinuous facade pattern nod to TVFCU’s recognizable wave logo. This project is a staple of design freedom offering a one-of-a-kind product outside the literal box of repetitive, conventional construction and facade manufacturing.