Nordstrom used the aesthetic versatility of precast concrete to achieve a contemporary look that became the new store signature, representative of their branding.
The concept was developed through a design-assist collaboration with Gate Precast, CallisonRTKL and the owner. The precast concrete façade system combined four-different finishes, comprising polished, burnished, acid-etched and sandblasted and a ribbed pattern of reveals to create subtle distinctions in the white concrete panels that project an image of sophistication and elegance.
The architectural precast facade also provides the enclosure’s integral thermal envelope, edge-to-edge insulation, integral vapor barrier and air barrier resulting in less than 1% energy loss through the enclosure. High performance precast provides designers with the versatility to create innovative, energy efficient and unique designs.
Gate Precast has produced over 20 stores with Nordstrom; seven of which feature this signature finish that will define their brand for future generations.
The Woodlands, TX