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Kortrijk, Belgium, Europe

Sector Health Care
Client AZ Groeninge, President Kennedylaan 4, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
Architect Snoeck & Partners Architectuur & Engineering nv, Engelse Wandeling 70, 8510 Kortrijk-Marke, BE
Intervention Construction
Scope Study and following up MEP
GFA 176 m2
Project status completed
Study November 2012 - July 2013
Execution January 2014 - June 2014

Sustainable Features

natural ventilation
natural ventilation
passive cooling
passive cooling


Total technical installation cost:€ 687.854,62 excl. VAT
Certification:Design Tier 2+ – online standby for primary datacenter


Project description:

A fallback data center with Tier 2+ classification was built for AZ Groeninge in Kortrijk.

The project includes 2 cold aisles with 35 racks in total.


The area was used optimally by setting up a private zone for servers and storage for personal use and a secure zone for private colocation.


The data center was then divided into specific zones, each optimized based on the cooling needs of the installed equipment. In collaboration with the client, a high level of implementation of the EU Code of Conduct for data centers was achieved.  This close collaboration with the building and IT departments resulted in a 30% reduction in cooling energy demand compared to a standard installation.


The limited slab-to-slab dimensions imposed a good coordination of all mechanical, electrical, data and gaseous fire suppression installations in the raised floor. The use of in-row coolers allowed to maximize the space above the raised floor. Redundant N+1 in-row coolers were installed in the cold aisles to maintain the tier level.


For the gaseous fire suppression an environmental friendly gas was chosen with GWP=1 ODP=0.


The complete DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) was integrated in the existing building management system of the main site of the client.