University of Ghent Data Centre and IT-lab
The University of Ghent has built a high-tech tower in Zwijnaarde to house a data centre and IT-lab. The whole construction project is twelve storeys high. A heavy concrete frame was built around the central core, but the building was still missing an outer shell.
- Location: Zwijnaarde
- Country: Belgium
- Sector: Education
- Architect: THV Arcadis / EVR Architecten
- Contractor: MBG
- Installer: Jonckheere Projects
- Products: DURELIS VAPOURBLOCK
Thanks to the Top-Finish surface, the Durelis Vapourblock is an airtight construction material. By protecting a thick pack of insulation with an airtight shell, the façade could offer exceptional insulation properties. That is essential given that the University of Ghent wants to be able to use the residual heat from the servers as a source of energy.