bunker | data-center . Peltre

GENS . bunker  data-center . Peltre afasia (1)

GENS . photos: © Ludmilla CERVENY

The data center is paradigmatic of our time: it embodies the contradiction between frenetic dematerialisation and the physical structures which enable it. It is also a highly secured place.
Sunk into the natural slope, the 100m long concrete volume surfaces only as a low, blank wall topped with grass – a military stronghold defending its secrets.
It is stealthy, mute even, because information is inside and secret. To access its protected interior, one has to go through a harsh metal grating tunnel that crosses it, a contemporary portcullis.