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Jimmy Connors World of Tennis, Abu Dhabi

UAE Stadium + Training Academy Building – design by Foundation Architecture & Design

18 Aug 2010

Jimmy Connors Tennis Centre & Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Design: Foundation Architecture & Design Ltd

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Jimmy Connors Tennis Centre & Stadium in Abu Dhabi

Design Concept

– Foundation were commissioned to create a bespoke iconic tennis stadium and training academy for the United Arab Emirates.
– The design had to be instantly recognisable as a world wide brand.
– Foundation Architecture & Design were inspired by the deconstructed form of a tennis ball. The design firm then translated the shapes and forms of the dissected ball into the buildings. The distinctive curves of the seams are apparent in the roof lines of the buildings.
– The shells of the buildings float above a podium that enables sheltered movement between the facilities.
– Landscaping radiates from the buildings creating a sense of arrival and concourse.

Design Process

– Foundation Architecture & Design started by dissecting a real tennis ball.
– The forms were then modelled in Autodesk Maya and the scale of the shells altered to suit the proportions of a world class tennis stadium. Foundation Architecture & Design use computer modelling to test and develop the design ideas.
– Once the proportions were fixed, design drawings were created in Microstation and presentation visualisations were produced.
– The concept design has provided a success brand for The Jimmy Connors World of Tennis.

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Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE, Persian Gulf, the Middle East, south weastern Asia

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