architectures david tajchman: tenniscalator 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 program. 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



project info:


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

  • It reminds me of one of Lina Bo Bardi’s buildings in sao Paulo – brazil.
    She stacked several football pitches on a exposed concrete structure with irregular fenestration…

    leonardo lattavo says:

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