Offices+data center in a former anti-atomic shelter in Stockholm, by Albert France-Lanord Architects

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Pionen is a former civil defence center built in the White Mountains Södermalm borough of Stockholm, Sweden in the 1970s to protect essential government functions from nuclear strike. The Swedish Internet service provider Bahnhof called along Albert France-Lanord Architects to convert it into a data-center. The projects reveals itself as a contrasting relationship between rooms where the rock dominates and one can feel the mountain as it is, such a powerful entity, and rooms where the human being is in total control. The lightning was a challenge to the architects, who confessed that they got their inspiration from sci-fi films. How cool is it to work with a space like that? And did I mention that the data center is capable of withstanding a hydrogen bomb? Quite a James Bond sequel set.

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source: http://www.af-la.com/interior.aspx

 




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