George Stowell 

Chartered Practice | Client Adviser

URBAN COURT SHELTERS

Lead architect: The Tennis Foundation, London.

Unbuilt 2014

Project requirement resulting from research by The Tennis Foundation into the need to enhance year round participation though provision of shelters for new and existing courts. Replicable modular engineered design for up to fifty robust, low cost, open type court shelters, designed for urban parks and hard areas; enhancing tennis participation through all year round, all weather, court accessibility.

Design option 1 - Top hat shelter

Design option 1 - Top hat shelter aerial

Design option 1 - Top hat shelter interior

Design option 2 -  Barn roof

Design option 2 - Barn roof interior

Key aspects

Canopy exterior - Option 2

Open sided canopy to let air circulate, made with durable, robust materials.

Canopy exterior - Option 2

Strategically placed roof lights, enhancing the playing experience and extended daylight use without need for artificial lighting.

Client: The Tennis Foundation

Consultant: Faithful & Gould, London.

Cost: £600k / unit