The second-largest bank in the world, China Construction Bank (CCB), plans to build one of the world’s largest disaster relief centers in the outskirt of Beijing. It consists of six large data centers, two call centers, and several auxiliary buildings, with an overall gross building area of about 300,000 square meters. The campus master plan has a clear symmetry and clarity. It efficiently organizes different buildings, separating front-of-house functions of the office, IT support, conference center, R&D from back-of-house functions of data centers and their operations.
The two call centers with high circulation volume have independent entrances with dedicated safety and security system. The water feature in the circular plaza has a cleverly embedded CCB logo. It also serves to rotate the building axes by 90 degrees. The overall design is contemporarily high tech and high class.