Data Centers

Pionen, a 1,200-square-meter (13,000-square-foot) data center designed by Albert France-Lanord Architects, is located in a former nuclear bomb shelter 30 meters under bedrock in Stockholm.

Bahnhof, an Internet service provider, wanted Pionen to appear both welcoming and futuristic. In retrofitting the space, Albert France-Lanord Architects envisioned the granite rock as a living organism.

For its first enterprise data center, located in Prineville, Ore., Facebook had an internal infrastructure team that worked with Sheehan Partners Architects to design everything from the building form to the servers. Though data centers are typically nondescript buildings, Facebook modeled this LEED Gold–certified facility after the traditional residential architecture found in the region’s arid desert climate.

Just two years after opening the 343,000-square-foot NY4 data center in Secaucus, N.J., Equinix is buildng NY5, a 400,000-square-foot data center just two doors down. Both NY4 and NY5 are designed by Sheehan Partners.

The interstitial waiting room for visitors seeking to enter Equinix's NY5 data center.

The server rooms of Equinix's NY5 data center.

Sheehan Partners Architects also designed Equinix's SV5 data center, a 126,000-square-foot, LEED certified data center in northern California.

The server cages of Equinix's SV5 data center.

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