The construction of the datacenter for ‘De Persgroep’ in Asse is the first faze in the realization of a new masterplan for the site. Because of the growing interest in new media the datacenter becomes the pressroom of the future. This makes that the datacenter is located in an central place within the green oasis which will be realized in the near future. Within the masterplan the datacenter was extend with functions such as bike storage and dressing rooms serving the entire campus.
The construction of the datacenter has to be done within a strict timespan; to reach the deadline the new datacenter was realized by the use of insulated pre-cast concrete walls. The playful volume, together with the green roof, takes care of the integration within the green environment of the press-campus.
Energetic wise the datacenter is a very progressive building. The heath produced by the servers is reused by the implementation of a heat-pump to provide sanitary water and the heating of the nearby storage facilities.