George Stowell 

Chartered Practice | Client Adviser

NATIONAL TENNIS CENTRE

Lead architect: The Lawn Tennis Association’s Court Canopy, National Tennis Centre

2010

Outcome: Certain, all year round practice court canopy for enhanced player development.

Prototype new and novel structural technology with high performance 40m clear span on Metropolitan Open Land, design attuned to player use and existing award winning tennis centre.

Consultants: Airlight, Arup, Buro 4Four, Robinson Low Frances, Rolfe Judd, MLM, PFB

Manufacturing group: Canobbio, Airlight, Form TL, Tubular Erectors

Awards: BCIA Project <£3m award, 2011 | ICE London Small Project of the Year award, 2011

Refined complex interfaces

Resolution of complex material and structural interfaces for safe erection and demountability

Daylit interior for natural playing conditions

Even natural lighting conditions to support optimal training conditions for tennis performance development

Careful alignment with existing building

Carefully considered  spatial relationship to existing award winning  National Tennis Centre by Hopkins Architects, pended by HM Queen in 2007.