Architect scouts investors for underwater tennis court

While off duty, the tennis complex could double as exhibition space.

May 05, 2015 |
Architect scouts investors for underwater tennis court

The underwater arena fits into the natural environment because it resembles a coral reef in Dubai, according to the architect. Renderings courtesy 8+8 Concept Studio

Polish architect Krzystof Kotala of 8+8 Concept Studio is looking for Emirati investors, specifically in Dubai, to build his design for an underwater tennis court, Emirates 24|7 reports.

“Large investment brings economic gains in the construction sector and such a project will also bring marketing profits and drive tourism,” Kotala told Emirates 24|7. He says that other than the United Arab Emirates, the countries Qatar or Japan are options where the scheme could be ideal.

“The underwater arena fits into the natural environment because it resembles a coral reef in Dubai,” he adds. “Modern technologies and environmentally-neutral materials such as nano‐cement and carbon glass can be used for the construction.”

According to the architect, the underwater tennis complex can take on many roles and work as a recreation and exhibition center when no games are going on. He predicts that costs will be upward of billions of dollars and he estimates it will take five years to complete.

Kotala says that if he finds investors and the city approves the project, the stadium can be an attraction for when Dubai hosts the World Expo 2020.

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