City County Building

 

CITY COUNTY BUILDING

YEAR:
1978

LOCATION:
Knoxville, TN

SIZE:
800,000 SF

Located on a hillside overlooking the Tennessee River, the City-County Building houses government offices, courtrooms and a jail for Knox County and the City of Knoxville.  Its design takes advantage of the steep site by layering a series of long horizontal levels down the hillside.  A three story sky lit concourse runs the length of the 400 foot long building.

McCarty Holsaple McCarty designed the large and small assembly rooms in the Public Assembly Building, a quarter round shaped structure located at the Main Street entry of the City-County Building.  A pedestrian bridge connects the Public Assembly Building and the entry plaza directly to the City-County Building.

Users and visitors have easy access to the adjacent waterfront park, Volunteer Landing (also designed by MHM), via a nearby pedestrian bridge.