Bloomingdale’s – Norwalk, CT

Retail Store
Bloomingdale’s – Norwalk, CT

Hixson served as the Architect and Engineer of Record for Bloomingdale’s new anchor store at The SoNo Collection, a $300 million upscale shopping destination in Norwalk, Connecticut, developed by Brookfield Properties. The 150,000 SF, three-story store is the first and only Bloomingdale’s in Connecticut and is Hixson’s sixth full-line Bloomingdale’s store.  The store is uniquely built two floors above the street on a structural podium and is partially cantilevered over North Water Street, which cuts through the mall from west to east. Façades located on the west and south feature custom-designed rain-screens, which consist of a modular system of silver metallic panels.  These panels are punctuated with a pattern of LED pin lights and framed by continuous linear LED lights to create a subtle, shimmering glow at night. Compositional bookends to the silver metallic panel systems are solid black, fiber cement panels on the north and east façades.