Architecture of WikiLeaks

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Thanks to the New York Post article we noticed that this project Pionen White Mountain, which we featured November 24, 2008, is indeed the WikiLeaks Headquarters.   Pionen – White Mountain designed by Albert France-Lanord Architects is housed in a former 1,200 sqm  Cold War bunker (originally built as a World War II bunker); an amazing location 30 meters down under the granite rocks of the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm.

One of the original founders of is architect John Young. Sections and more photographs following the break.

Update: It seems that the New York Post article was misleading. The Pionen – White Mountain facilities, a Bahnhof computer center, hosts two Wikileaks servers at these facilities and provides power, cooling, and Internet access to the servers.

Architects: Albert France-Lanord Architects
Location:Stockholm, Sweden
Program: Datacenter
Collaborators: Frida Öster and Jonatan Blomgren
Geology Consultant: Geosigma AB
Client: Bahnhof AB
Construction Area: 1,200 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

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Cite: Minner, Kelly. "Architecture of WikiLeaks" 10 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 Mar 2015. <>
  • James

    Brilliant. It looks like something that was pulled out of a James Bond movie.

  • up_today_arch

    Exactly james Bond, it looks like they are kidding us about WL…

  • isla

    tomorrow never die , feels like wikileak is ruled by Golden Finger

  • Ziyonex

    That’s freaking unreal. I love it. Seeing those photos just gave this whole fight a bit of a mystical feeling.

    That is elaborate.

  • archi

    It needs a tv screen with a direct link to the UN, and the Pengagon. And it needs a shark tank, full of sharks with freekn’ laser beams. Then my plans will be complete. Mwwahahahaaa…!

  • rar

    how much money do they get from donations?!!!