RagingWire is a subsidiary of an international telecommunications giant that commissioned the technologically advanced mega-scale 1,000,000-square-foot data center as part of a global project to achieve a network of comparable world-class, cost-efficient centers. The master plan included five buildings at 16 MW IT load each for a total 80MW IT load. Each data center was designed to be developed and built in phases allowing for expansion to be constructed with minimal interruption to prior phases. The first building phase includes the first 16 MW and an integrated two-story office. Each 16 MW white space consists of approximately 126,000 square feet of raised floor area subdivided into 1MW vaults within a roughly 201,000-square-foot total data center building shell. The more public-facing office allowed the Page team to integrate not only workplace strategy but also the company’s identity into the design. The two-story, 40,000 squarefoot glass and steel frame structure houses offices for both RagingWire Data Center operations and client use. Visitors enter through the vault of the secure space into the open lobby, which is a soaring space flooded with natural light from above. A cylindrical volume of yellow fritted glass clads the elevator and is the centerpiece of the room. The delicate custom light fixture hanging from the ceiling and details throughout the office space reinforce the idea of a cloud. Amenities such a community conference room, a lounge, break room, fitness center, and hotel-like rooms all represent workplace strategies expected in today’s tech industry. The design easily weaves a series of private and semi-public spaces of varying size and accessible by controlled levels of security enhancing the identity of the company and its mission.
- 5 Buildings
- 201,000 SF (Each Building)