With data center construction booming across the world, architects are raising the stakes and setting a new standard for beautiful data centers.

Our DCD team has scoured the internet for the top 12 data centers that don't just do the job, but look great too! But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it's up to you to choose which data center should take home the top prize at this year's DCD>Global Awards.

Click on the gallery below to see the nominees

Pretty on paper

The unprecedented demand for more MegaWatts has sent data center construction into overdrive, so this year, our nominees include planned facilities that could change the way we look at beautiful data centers.

Some have an overarching concept, others show attention to detail, and others simply apply the right level of cosmetics to the outside of a building which, as ever is crisp and functional on the inside. With so much variety, there's something for everyone!

We'll announce the winner with the most votes during the DCD>Global Awards virtual ceremony on 3 December. During this free-to-view global celebration, we'll be recognizing the industry’s heroic efforts during this pivotal year and celebrate the individuals, teams, and projects that went above-and-beyond during these past 12 months. Be sure to join us for this ultimate showcase of data center excellence!

To find out who wins, tune into DCD>Global Awards ceremony, broadcast live around the world on 3 December.