IT Cube

New Data Centre for GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH

Project Data

Client: GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH

Gross floor area (m²): 4.900 m²
Gross volume (m³): 17.400 m³
Project cost (EUR): 16 Mio. (final build out)
PUE <1,07
White Space (m²): 2.790m² (final build out)
Electrical Capacity: 12 MW
Awarded Services
  • General planning for architecture, structural engineering, building services, fire protection, building physics and landscaping
  • Concept design and design development, application for planning permission, complete details and working drawings, tendering and awarding, quality control and site supervision
Unique Challenges
  • Public sector
  • General planning
  • Simple design with only a few components
  • Avoidance of unnecessary complexity
  • Cost optimization – modular structure
  • Strict orientation to the availability requirements – “design to availability”
  • Resource Efficiency – optimal use of available resources such as natural cooling or available space
  • No raised floors
Certificates and Awards
  • Datacloud 2015: Winner End User Innovation
  • Deutscher Rechenzentrumspreis 2013: 1st place visionary data center architecture
  • DatcenterDynamics Awards EMEA 2013: Winner Data Center Blueprints