za bor architects envisions istra tennis club in moscow
za bor architects envisions istra tennis club in moscow
may 09, 2014

za bor architects envisions istra tennis club in moscow

za bor architects envisions istra tennis club in moscow
images courtesy of za bor architects




russian firm za bor architects has designed the ‘istra tennis club’, located along a river in a moscow suburb. the site will contain nine courts in total, of which four are indoor and five are outdoor. the building is composed of several interconnected volumes that form a multi level mass. a 9-meter high open space extends outward at the ground floor, elongating the overall structure and housing the interior courts. this area is well illuminated by three large skylights protruding from the roof’s surface. additionally, expansive glass curtain walls allow plentiful daylight and views throughout.

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the building is characterized by various irregular volumes intersecting to create a unified mass




at the ground floor, one enters into a high atrium, with the reception area and a sporting goods store adjacent. other facilities include a 25-meter pool, saunas, and hamams (turkish baths). the upper levels include a café, seating for viewing tennis matches below, and a gym with cardio machines that look down onto the istra river. a hotel is located on the upper most story and is comprised of 14 suites.

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the main entry is concealed between two opposing volumes

za bor architects istra tennis designboom

expansive glass curtain walls allow daylight and views

za bor architects istra tennis designboom

a high atrium space at the main entry links to upper levels

za bor architects istra tennis designboom

various complex geometries and bright colors create dynamic and playful interiors

za bor architects istra tennis designboom

cardio equipment is located to provide views of the istra river

za bor architects istra tennis designboom

three large skylights penetrate the roof form to allow plentiful daylight onto the interior courts

za bor architects istra tennis designboom

the istra river wraps around the site on three sides





project info:


location: istra, russia
za bor architects / peter zaytsev, arseniy borisenko
site area: 1.5 hectares
total building area: 6,080 sqm
building footprint area: 4,890 sqm
building volume: 63,557  cbm
structure: concrete

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