Two products from SGI Architectural, Alpolic/fr and Europanel were specified for Perth's newest data centre, NextDC.

The first carrier-neural data centre, NextDC incorporates the latest technologies to ensure service continuity and performance efficiency. Designed by Greenbox Architecture, the building features Alpolic/fr aluminium composite panels, and Eurobond Europanel F5 panels on the exterior.

Europanel utilises a non-combustible stonewool insulation core to provide 'built-in' passive fire resistance, which meets both life safety and property fire protection requirements. The stonewool core and panel joint design ensure class-leading thermal and air tightness performance to help reduce operational costs.

Designed as a single engineered component, Europanel is quick, easy and cost-effective to install. The F5 panel was specified as it provided a clean building exterior through Europanel's classic secret fix joint.