Data Network CentreTseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Dense forests of bamboo inspired the boldly patterned façade of this data network centre, located on an industrial estate in Hong Kong’s New Territories.
Created using vertical strips of bright green, yellow and grey aluminium panels, the abstract composition provides a distinctive and cohesive design to override the irregular arrangement of windows on the building.
The five-storey building includes three floors of data centre provision for the telecommunications client including an operations centre and a cable landing station for trans-Pacific submarine cables. As well as handling the client’s own data, the facility operates as a co-location environment for its own telecommunication clients.
The design of the data centre therefore needed to present an attractive environment to potential clients in addition to providing high-performance technical areas, which exceeded the Uptime Institute Tier III classification for data centres.
The facility achieved the LEED Gold standard for green buildings.