Following on from the Zurich West campus in Lupfig in the canton of Aargau, Green is now focusing on the construction of a second data center campus in the Zurich lowland region. As the company announced in a press release, the project includes plans for three high-density data centers and a business park with integrated green zones across an area of 46,000 square meters in Dielsdorf in the canton of Zurich. Construction work is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2021, while the first data center is due for completion at the start of 2022. Overall, Green is investing half a billion Swiss francs in this project.
The aim of the Zurich Metro Campus is to play a part “in evolving Switzerland into an innovative location for secure and sustainable data centers”, the press release states. The increased performance benefits high-density applications “such as those used by international cloud providers”.
With air flow simulations, data room cooling systems and waste heat recovery for the buildings, energy consumption can be “kept to a minimum” regardless of whether the data center is being used at partial or full capacity. The municipality of Dielsdorf will be connected to a district heating and cooling network.
In addition, the campus is set to include three office buildings, commercial spaces and a direct connection to the local public transport network. The press release also explains that the location will be “excellently equipped for digital and physical cooperation between medium-sized companies and major international corporations”, while the first anchor customers for the data centers have also already been secured.