A data centre in an urban setting

Greenbox’s third data centre in Sydney for NEXTDC represents the new breed of data centres in urbanised environments.
 
Located across the boundary of industrial and residential zoning, and one of the first multi-level data centres in Sydney, this building deftly addresses the absolute height limit where transmissions from the neighbouring ABC transmission tower cannot be affected.
 
The façade draws on the idea of repetition and regular rhythm to create order, with vertical blades conceived as a modern take on a classical column structure. The repetition of the vertical elements on the façade creates a strong rhythm breaking down the perceived length of the building.
 
The expression of the service risers on the façade provides both a sense of what’s inside and what the building’s purpose is, and also contributes to the data centre achieving Uptime Tier IV certification.

Project details

Client: NEXTDC S3
Location: Gore Hill, NSW, Australia
Size: 31,000 sqm
Value: $850 million
Status: In progress

“NEXTDC S3 has been detailed and built to exacting standards and sets a benchmark for quality of construction in the sector.”

The façade draws on the idea of repetition and regular rhythm to create order, with vertical blades conceived as a modern take on classical column structure.