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Data center - zur3

DATA CENTER - ZUR3

Location: Zurich | Switzerland
Type: Data Center
Program: Data Center
Client: Interxion
Status: Under construction
Team: Patrice Gruner, Jose Gonzalez Menendez,
Diego Martinez, Jakub Tomaszcyk, Julienne Zürn,
Krzysztof Marciszewski, Leandro Waquim,
Nafe Nafe, Neus Martinez Perez, Pablo Fernandez,
Sofiia Rokhmaniiko

location

Data Center history

concept layering

concept layering

security layering sketch

concept

north-west elevation

KPMG Courtyard

Natural anodized aluminium panels

Cladding sample

features

mock-up

Cladding types

North View COnstruction

ENTRANCE

loading bay walls

courtyard activities

courtyard

RECEPTION

server room

office space

DATA CENTER- ZUR3

Location: Zurich | Switzerland
Type: Data Center
Program: Data Center
Client: Interxion
Status: Under construction
Team: Patrice Gruner, Jose Gonzalez Menendez,
Diego Martinez, Jakub Tomaszcyk, Julienne Zürn,
Krzysztof Marciszewski, Leandro Waquim,
Nafe Nafe, Neus Martinez Perez, Pablo Fernandez, Sofiia Rokhmaniiko

CONTEXT

The Data Center ZUR3 is designed and planned in an integrated BIM system for Interxion(a Digital Realty Company).
The building is strategically located next to the Zurich Airport, connecting the existing Data Centers which are all important keystones for the expansion and future development of the new innovative campus. Adjacent to ZUR3, a 26,000 m2 development commonly known as project “Meet” will be established.

CONCEPT

Inspired by the movie Interstellar by Christopher Nolan, we have developed a new design typology for a Data Centre by re-studying the cladding design for such building type and covering it with a 'Data Curtain’. The curtain itself is built upon layers that make the inner technical world visible to the outside with variant optical effects including lights, chromed facade elements, and curved stretched metal panels. We introduced a facade that presents a fourth-dimensional aspect to the building's design through updating Interstellar’s classic bookshelf with a more contemporary manifestation through creating openings within the Data Curtain at certain locations, the main entrance, staircases, and loading bays become visible.

CONTENT

The building’s interior layout is also structured in a layering system organized through rings. This multi-layer security architecture makes ZUR3 one of the safest data centers in the world. The office workspace opens up around an inner courtyard that acts as a green oasis, endlessly extended by the courtyard’s mirror facade panels. The building is designed with a focus on sustainability, high-quality design, and construction. Therefore, the integral 3D BIM planning runs across all specialists and is implemented in construction at the highest speed and quality performance.

Data Center - history

Data Center LOCATION

data curtain illustrated

concept layering

concept layering

security layering sketch

north-west elevation

rendering

anodized aluminium panels

CLADDING

fEATURES

mOCK - uP

Cladding types

CONCEPT

courtyard activities

courtyard

ENTRANCE

LOADING BAY WALLS

OFFICE SPACE

rECEPTION

SERVER ROOM

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