The Rabobank Netherlands building located in Best was originally designed over 25 years ago to host various support functions such as the printing department for the production of bank statements, passes and cards, various office facilities such as a call center and also a very small scale Datacenter. However, due to the growing demand for ICT, it was later decided that Best and Boxtel would be designated as a DC Twin Location. To meet the Tier 3 requirements of the uptime institute, block D was refurbished into an energy building. The original function of block D was a warehouse for storage of paper for the printing department.
The new "state of the art" data center needed for the architectural appearance of the buildings to be updated. During this process the data center should continue to operate, so the existing precast concrete facade with green tiles was a guiding principle.
The entrance building now has a metallic lamella facade. All industrial halls are closer in colour to the green main buildings by means of a pattern of pixels in 18 colors green (aluminum sandwich panels).
The pixels on the one hand refer to the digital processing of the data center and also the print is an abstracted image of the surrounding nature on the site.
De Maas 11