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Modular Building Design
Data Centre and Offices
Gross Size of Project:
- Architectural Excellence
R.I. Group has recently completed a 370 square meters DATA CENTRE building offices located in Puglia for a public company. The L-shaped office was built on two floors by using passive design principles. Designed for long-term sustainability, the office building draws on geothermal energy and uses energy-efficient technologies. Built to minimize thermal loss, the office is built mainly of industrially prefabricated laminated panels. Natural ventilation and daylighting is optimized and pass through operable triple-glazed windows and doors. The assembled modules on the ground floor are designed to have a large control room with 12 workstations, services and a warehouse area. The internal lift and two staircases heading to the first floor where there are offices, the break room, the services and the crisis management room for emergency situation.
- Technical Innovation & Sustainability
The applied materials promote a healthy work environment. Designed to encourage innovation, the solar-powered building is wrapped in large, glazed panels that let in an ample amount of natural light and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Built around an open-air patio, the office is designed to foster an inspiring work environment. The building’s sustainable profile includes solar panels that make the building 100 percent self-sufficient, a gray water collection system and natural building materials.
- Cost Effectiveness
The smart air quality monitoring system is one of several smart systems designed to reduce electricity demand. Smart chiller plant optimization, high-efficiency HVAC equipment, ventilated walls and daylight sensors, for instance, will achieve a 26% reduction in energy demand. As a beacon of sustainability, the structure aims to be carbon neutral or carbon negative and includes renewable energy systems as well as low-carbon construction methods and operational processes with recycled materials.