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Zumtobel Data Centre

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baumschlager & eberle
 
location Dornbirn
function office
contributed by davidb

This is a deceptive building especially when viewed in photographs without context. If you don't see the front door (the only indicator of scale on the whole structure) one tends to assume that it's about seven storeys high, for that is the number of levels shown in the outer layer of the double facade. In fact there are approximately two-and-a-half of these levels per floor and the building is smaller than you might think. The main computer centre is located in two basement floors, the upper of which just pokes out above ground. Above this are three floors of office space. Internally the core is linear in its arrangement, and set off centre. In the totally glazed double facade, the internal skin features openable windows. Externally the skin comprises of sheets of green tinted glass, set at a slight angle to the plane of the facade. Non of the sheets touch each other: A series of gaps allows ventilation of the interstitial space. The building is not air conditioned.

 

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Zumtobel Data Centre
Address
Schmelthutterstrasse 26
Austria
Project is not public!
Completion 3- 2002
Floor area/size 2735 m2
Architectbaumschlager & eberle
contractorIBM Osterreich
structural engineerMoosbrugger Ingenieure
landscape designerVogt Landschaftarchitekten
Client Zumtobel AG
 
Project ID 5667
Latitude/Longitude 47°24'34N 09°44'05E
Contributed by davidb
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