Children's of Alabama Data Center
Children's of Alabama asked GA Studio to design an 800-car parking deck addition with a data center on top. Through a series of studies, the design team convinced the client to invert the concept. The large parking volume addition was pushed up and away from the street, allowing the data center to be placed in a two-story bar at the street front for glass exposure for IT staff. The concrete structure of the deck worked well to enhance the hardened security needed for the data center.