Guangzhou International Tennis Centre

Concept of a ground hugging 5000 capacity centre court with a spectacular four-bladed roof forming the centerpiece; 2000 capacity No 1 court and 1,500 capacity No 2 court plus seven other competition courts.

Makes careful use of levels on hilly site, allowing the visitor to enter at the base of the site and meander up to the tennis complex.

Tightly planned around a central podium building and club cabable of hosting a major ATP Tour.

Practice courts and other facilities occupy the other two thirds of the site.

Brief

  • tennis centre as showcase for Asian Games and host ATP Tour events in the future

Results

  • competition winning design in southern China
  • built to international standards, eco-friendly in pleasant surroundings

Facts

Location: Guangzhou, China
Client: GETDD (Committee of Guangzhou Economic & Technological Development District)
Completed: 2007

Integrated services

masterplanning, architecture, civil & structural engineering (with Shenzhen Design Institute)

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