green cube GSI, darmstadtgermany‘s ultra efficient data center

A high-performance computer center was built for the Helmholz Society for Heavy Ion Research, which is distinguished by deploying unconventional energy supply approaches.

A patented cooling approach that utilizes environmental energy all year round and a flexible, cost-effective and quick-to-build modular steel construction makes this data center a beacon in the German data center landscape.

Awards for this project: 
Winner of the Datacenter Dynamics Award 2013 | London, Category: Blueprint
Winner of the German Data Center Award 2013
Winner of the datacloud Awards 2015 | Monaco. Category: End User Innovation

Client Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, Helmholzgesellschaft, Darmstadt
User Institut für Informatik, Prof. Lindenstruth
Project size 4,900 m² GFA
White Space 2,790 m²
IT Power 12 MW
Project costs (EUR) approx. €16 m.
Services provided Feasibility study, Master Planning (Architecture, building services engineering, statics, building physics, open-air spaces, fire protection), HOAI architectural service phases 1-9
Special challenges First implementation of the patented "eCUBE" system for energy optimization

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Isak Schwarzbart, BS Schwarzbart Engineers