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Construction of Global Switch Data Centre near Paris

Global Switch Data Centre on site, Mars 2010

Data Center Global Switch façade

Data Center Global Switch façade

Continual checking of the architectural conformity is an essential part of our role as the project architects. One of the key elements of this Data Centre project was to carefully check and monitor the facade, with more than 5,000m² of louvres on the four elevations. This part of the works was so important that the team from RB-Architects visited the Renson factory in Belgium, a large French company manufacturing louvres. With expert advice from Renson, our architects were able to better detail the façade design and resolve solutions for the numerous junctions between openings, doors, access hatches, flashings and the rainwater downpipes.

The paint manufacturer AkzoNobel developped a specific paint colour for the building, a copper colour making reference to the vast amount of copper cables circulating throughout the building.

Data Centre Global Switch on site

Data Centre Global Switch on site

Video showing the building site at Global Switch, Clichy

Construction works on site of the new extension to Paris’s largest Data Centre for Global Switch have started in earnest.


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