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Data Centre In Cerdanyola / ACXT

  • 01:00 - 10 September, 2013
Data Centre In Cerdanyola / ACXT
Data Centre In Cerdanyola / ACXT, © Edouard Decam
© Edouard Decam

© Edouard Decam © Edouard Decam © Edouard Decam © Edouard Decam + 17

  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Avinguda Parc Tecnològic, 08290 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Tono Fernández Usón
  • Team

    Magdlena Ostornol, Fernando Rial, Elida Mosquera, Manuel Lópes Periquito
  • Area

    25000.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

  • Project Management

    Enrique Bolón
  • Structures

    Gustavo Melón, Nuno Souza, Iván Florencia
  • Facilities

    Oriol Passola, Marc Fandós
  • Site Supervision

    Tono Fernández, Magdalena Ostornol, Jonathan García, Oriol Passola, Marc Fandos
  • Construction Management

    Enrique Bolón, Gabriel Kososwski, Xavier Talló
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Data Centre In Cerdanyola / ACXT, © Edouard Decam
© Edouard Decam

Text description provided by the architects. The Data Centre program includes more than 6.000 m2 of processors distributed into 18 IT rooms as well as parking places, contingency offices, operation, coupling facilities, testing rooms, suppliers and workshops. The building typology requires the highest technological functionality, prioritizing: flexibility, scalability and energy efficiency in the three floors of computer rooms as well as in the two technical floors for the facilities of cooling and electric ones.

© Edouard Decam
© Edouard Decam

The special location of the Technology Park, located in the middle of nature, invites to propose a performance based on the sensibility for the impact on nature, minimizing the excavation volume and the landmark. Both formally and functionally, the main difficulty is to enclose a 100x43 meters rectangle in a triangular site, including six IT rooms (12x29m) per floor. The offices area raises itself to create a garden-space in the ground floor that becomes the access to the Data Center. Located perpendicular to the technical area solves the main street needs.

© Edouard Decam
© Edouard Decam

Technically, the facilities design gets a Tier III level of security and an energy efficiency by a PUE that does not exceed 1.8. The electric facilities project has been designed for 16MW total power and a security level of TIER IV (Uptime Institute). The implementation of the Data Centre will be developed in phases, with a IT initial capacity of 2.5 MW. In terms of physical Layout and room's topology the Data Centre based on the structure: aisle cold - aisle hot.

© Edouard Decam
© Edouard Decam

The high density racks have liquid cooling systems in-row type. Reconciling these two wills -maximum functionality and minimal environmental impact- is the essential challenge of the project. The application of criteria and good practices of sustainable design have allowed the project is LEED certified.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Data Centre In Cerdanyola / ACXT" [Centro de Proceso de Datos en Cerdanyola del Vallès / ACXT] 10 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/425659/data-centre-in-cerdanyola-acxt/> ISSN 0719-8884
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