Facade creates wow factor, draws attention
SPAREPARTS | Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto
size: 1,500 sf
completion: October 2016
photos: Eventscape Inc., Brandon Barrí Photography
Shop! member Eventscape Inc. contributed to the wall treatment
INFUSING THIS AMBITIOUS FACADE WITH AN INVITING INDUSTRIAL VIBE MAKES THIS STORE STAND OUT in the mall’s new wing. The large glass panels and concrete creates a strong first impression that draws the attention of passing shoppers, who also get a clear view of the interior.
Measuring 26 feet wide by 24 feet high, the storefront facade features an engineered main steel frame and support structure, window glazing units, a sliding glass security door, monolithic window frames, store signage, and a finished wall cladding of fiber-reinforced concrete panels. Each section of glass, metal, and concrete were joined to fit precisely between the demising walls of the defined tenant space. Pre-fabricating the facade sections off-site sped up installation.
Other store design highlights include carefully balancing the space with featured displays and general product displays to prevent shoppers from being overwhelmed with product. Storyboards and product knowledge graphics are adjacent to featured products. Decorative, architectural, and functional lighting are layered throughout the interior.