Datacenter FRA1 | Royal HaskoningDHV

The new building is a stand-alone 3 storey datacentre building with dedicated utility connections.

Datacenter FRA1 | Royal HaskoningDHV

The architecture of the building and its form and materialization reflect the modern and high-tech nature. The main architectural characteristics are:

  • Form Follows Function
  • Standardization and repetition of building elements
  • Modern building elements provided with bright (metallic) coatings
  • Sustainable materials

Three main components determine the look and feel of the facade. An abstract metal grill covered dark plinth hides all technical openings and doors to steer the attention to the glass entrance which terminates the plinth with a smooth line. This line is further emphasized by the metal vertical elements which cover the closed parts of the facade. The glass penthouse like office floating above the solid metal façade finishes the composition and provides as such an ideal and secure overview from within outside.

Project facts

  • Client
    China Mobile International
  • Location
    Germany
  • Period
    2018 - 2019
  • Challenge
    Architectural design, structural design, mechanical design, electrical design, project management, mechanical design, controls, security, fire safety