'Convergence' is a site specific sculpture for Global Switch’s Paris Data Centre. It was produced during 2010-2011 between Sydney, London and Paris. This is an ambitious project, two years in the making and utilising 370 metres of steel, realised thanks to intelligent modelling software and advanced fabrication techniques. From the Lobby through to the atrium, the sculpture converges above you, coming to ground amongst three quotations embedded into a termination point for the cluster of steel spines that flow above the visitor. Developing out of the building fabric, Convergence is the physical representation of the systems of the building. 


The complexity of the data centre is revealed as the nervous system and arteries of the building. The installation condenses the logic of the building and impels it throughout the lobby and atrium spaces. It offers a dynamic and intuitive approach to the space, employing the actual services of the building and transforming its systems into an artwork.

Building Entry Statement
Architectural Intervention

2011

'Convergence' is the physical representation of the systems of the building. The complexity of the data centre is revealed as the nervous system and arteries of the building.

Convergence

Studio Chris Fox Scope: Design and documentation, engineering, shop drawings, principle contractor, project management 


Client: Global Switch Engineering: Partridge 

Architect: Reid Brewin Architects 

Fabrication Drawings: AR-MA Fabrication + Installation: Sheetfabs + PWE 

Art Consultant: LoveArt 

Photography: Jérôme Epaillard

Credits, Collaborators and Consultants

Gadigal Country, Sydney, NSW Australia

© 2022 by Studio Chris Fox.

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