Performance Driven, Poetically Crafted Architecture


Colocation Data CenterCentre

Pioneering Data CenterCentre Design

A “stacked” building organizationorganisation fosters an efficient interface between mechanical/electrical systems and data halls. First floor electrical and central utility plants serve second and third floor halls that accommodate 3,400 data cabinets. The building is organizedorganised into three independent and scalable modules to meet changing service demands.

A fast‐track design and construction process allowed the centercentre to be operational 18 months after starting design.

AIA Chicago Design Award

The interplay of solid and transparent elements gives CHIII a sculptural and welcoming picturesque quality. Contrasting textured exterior surfaces animate the architecture. Boldly lit white interiors reinforce the exterior sculptural quality.