Convergence

2011

Paris, Global Switch Data Centre

Convergence is a site specific sculpture by Australian artist Chris Fox for Global Switch’s Paris Data Centre. It was produced during 2010-2011 between Sydney, London and Paris. This has been an ambitious project, two years in the making and utilising 370 metres of steel, realised thanks to intelligent modelling software and advanced fabrication techniques.

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.

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