Data Center Rock
The façade of the new computer center in Lyon is clad with stainless steel wire mesh from W.S. Tyler.
In early 2019, Jaguar Network and DCforDATA inaugurated the new data center at Rockefeller Avenue BioPark in Lyon. All important people from business and politics met for the opening of the high-performance data center, which is dedicated to host sensitive data from biotech, medical technology and industry 4.0 sectors.
A powerful data center
Based on three-tier architecture, the "Rock" data center meets the most stringent requirements in terms of operation and plant security. With 800 spaces on almost 4000 m², the new data center meets the highest standards in the industry.
New data center with TYLER Architectural Mesh
Woven wire mesh was used for the façade cladding of the new computer center in Lyon. The TYLER Architectural Mesh MULTI-BARRETTE 8123 chosen by the architects of m@d - Maillard Philippe acts as effective sun protection and aesthetic cladding for the grey concrete façade. The stainless steel wire mesh plays with light and shadow and creates an optically light, transparent shell on the façade, which produces a wide variety of metallic light reflections depending on the position of the sun.
Due to its semi-transparent geometry, the used cable mesh MULTI-BARRETTE 8123 is very suitable as an external sun protection. With an open area of ~ 64% it allows good air circulation, which prevents heat accumulation in front of the concrete walls.
The data center building was designed so that it can be converted into a fully functional office building without major structural changes to the façade. In order to meet the requirements of fire protection, some of the 43 mesh elements were provided with rectangular recesses, which serve as fire brigade accesses.
W.S. TYLER supplied a total of 2,642 m² of wire mesh and was responsible for the installation of the up to 4 m wide and 17 m long façade elements.
photos © Renaud Araud photographe et Philippe Maillard architecte