builing permit design
Building of the Year 2016
Facade of the Year 2017
At the end of 2015, the construction of a very
the characteristic complex on Dziadoszanska Street
in Poznań. It is a state-of-the-art data center, the largest
in this part of Europe, has been formally transferred to the client.
The complex consists of 2 functionally related parts: the data center itself, and the logistics and office building, accessed by two glass bridges over the driveway and a uniquely designed concrete underpass. There is also a separate route, winding inside the facility, designed to present visitors with the most relevant zones and systems specific to the facility’s functions.
The form of the buildings, as well as the visual articulation of their facades, harmonize with their modern function. The data center appears sturdy and secure, yet lightweight, thanks to the use of a mesh cladding, known as a “mesh”. “second skin” on its simple, transparent cuboid form. The architecture of the office building, on the other hand, refers to elements of computer systems and includes a deconstructed variation of the Investor’s logo, accentuated by lighting treatments.
The architecture of the Data Center and all the systems it is equipped with responds to the extremely high security requirements for the data stored there. The building is guarded by a 3-meter high concrete wall and dozens of cameras and access control points. It runs on two state-of-the-art 14 MW power supply tracks, and its 8 server chambers can accommodate up to 100,000 servers. Offices, on the other hand, are able to accommodate up to 100 IT employees.