best architects 17
Münchenstein / Switzerland
The highly reflective materials used to clad the data centre on the Birs River in a gleaming skin reflect the colours of the surroundings to create unexpected optical phenomena. Customers of the data centre can rent space to store their servers under safe and ideal conditions. The building has three full storeys, but a basement was deliberately avoided due to possible flooding of the Birs. The solid reinforced concrete structure is clad with sandwich panels and a rear-ventilated stainless steel façade.