On March 6th, the first of four Nordstrom stores opened its doors in Ottawa’s Rideau Centre. The 157,000 square foot store includes all of the latest Nordstrom design concepts, including a mix of natural light, stone and carpeted floors. Ceiling treatments include both warm wood ceilings and drywall clouds suspended from an open structure that glow with light. The e-Bar Cafe opens directly on to the mall, while the second floor Bazille Restaurant and Bar overlooks a dining terrace complete with umbrellas and heaters. The Nordstrom façade, facing the Mackenzie King Bridge was transformed into a sleek, tiled and glazed facade complete with a glazed canopy. Much of this style can be seen throughout the design of the opulent store.
The Nordstrom Rideau Centre store is the first of four Nordstrom stores to be built by Govan Brown. The Toronto Eaton Centre location, now underway, will be followed by stores at Yorkdale Mall and Sherway Gardens which will be built from the ground up.