Nashville, Tennessee New Construction Size: 153,319 SF Cost: $19M
The focal point of this project is a set of six indoor and six outdoor courts. The facility is strategically designed to maximize spectator views of both indoor and outdoor courts during tournaments. Like the school's natatorium, the tennis facility had to be built to accommodate its location in a flood plain. Literally raising the level of play, the courts are located atop a parking garage. Garage layout and signage have been designed to properly direct students and non-student tennis facility members to their designated parking areas. In order to simulate real seasonal playing conditions, indoor courts and indoor spectator seating areas feature a tempered heating and cooling system. The new tennis facility dovetails perfectly with the surrounding campus and also provides spectator seating and a press box for the adjacent track and turf field.
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Sizing the parking garage to fit with the design of the courts resulted in oversized parking spaces - an added benefit for student drivers who might need a little extra wiggle room!