In 2015 PERSPECTIVE Poznan took on the project of the data center for the Poznan University of Economics and Business, developed as part of the project of the Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Scientific Research.
The area designated for the server room is located in the former treasury vault in the basement of the Neo-Romanesque building of the Credit Company of the Poznan Province of Prussia, built in 1910. Currently, this historic building is occupied by the University’s Department of the Information Techology. The preserved heavy armored vault door is a relic of the original function of the rooms presently occupied by the new data center.
The requirements of the Conservation Office significantly influenced the design of a server room inside this heritage structure. With these in mind, the main challenge for the architect was to coordinate the utility systems and to design their routes and layout without any interference with the existing building tissue.