Merlot 2 Data Center

Merlot 2 Data Centre

Merlot 2 Data Center

With the ever-increasing digitization of work, life and play, data centers are becoming fundamental infrastructure in our built environment. NEXTDC Merlot 2 is a colocation data center that will deliver 60 megawatts of critical IT infrastructure to enterprises and governments in a climate of unprecedented digital innovation.

Strategically located near Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport and its surrounding transport and telecommunications network, the purpose-built campus and high-grade contemporary workspace has been fitted out with commercial office space, meeting rooms, training spaces, an auditorium and customer amenities.

Standing proud as a landmark in its site context, the building’s dynamic form and striking red filigree façade of articulating blades juxtapose the aluminum structure. These blades respond to the high level of solar exposure, optimize sun shading and create a dappled effect across the transformative structure.

Generated through emerging data-driven design technologies, HDR has utilized computational and generative design to rapidly evaluate manipulated parameters in real-time and deliver a future-proof campus that can scale into a network of interconnected data halls on demand.

By thoughtfully integrating deeply technical, data-driven processes, while still maintaining focus on community well-being, HDR has conceived a resilient, sustainable, and high-performance facility that enables digital transformation and accelerates the capacity for interconnected cloud infrastructure.  

Merlot 2 Data Centre

Melbourne, VIC

172,222 sf (16,000 m²)