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architectures david tajchman: tenniscalator
dec 21, 2009
architectures david tajchman: tenniscalator


‘tenniscalator’ by architectures david tajchman
image courtesy david tajchman

‘tenniscalator’ is a proposal by architectures david tajchman for a new tennis centre
in vaxjo, sweden. made entirely out of wood it spans an area of 9000 m2.


image courtesy david tajchman


image courtesy david tajchman


image courtesy david tajchman


image courtesy david tajchman


image courtesy david tajchman


image courtesy david tajchman

the site chosen for the project is large enough to welcome a one level tennis complex
programme. however, a quick analysis of the areas shows the possibility of concentrating
everything in almost 10% of the plot area. this concentration in the northern part of
the parcel allows the development of a 13652 square meters landscape facing the future
built developments.

vertical tennis

layering tennis courts is aimed to give a landmark character to the proposal. the wooden
totem reaches a height of 58 meters. not too high, nor too flat, this iconic piece of wood
is now visible from far, easy to recognize, easier to identify the neighbourhood.


compact strategy
image courtesy david tajchman

building compact permits environmental advantages such as economies of energies
and displacements. heating, ventilation, water, gas and electricity networks are shorter
in a vertical setting then in the horizontal one.


image courtesy david tajchman


image courtesy david tajchman

tenniscalator
place: växjö, sweden
programme: tennis centre
year: september 2009
client: södra
architect: david tajchman
renders: corentin lespagnol
height: 58 m
area: 9000 m2

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