National Tennis Centre, Melbourne Park, Melbourne, VIC
The National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park is a high performance – elite training facility for tennis players. It consists of:
The building was imagined and now exists as a contemporary transparent pavilion in a parkland setting. It is sited along the northern site boundary to minimise its bulk when viewed from Olympic Boulevard and allow AAMI Park and Hisense Arena to be the dominant buildings fronting Olympic Boulevard.
The building’s form incorporates a gentle aerofoil which distinguishes the dynamic roof form with extreme cantilevered overhangs to the south, east & west. To the north, the roof profile wraps down to form the northern facade, enclosing the two levels of ancillary spaces that provide a main entry and all other associated facilities to service the tennis court users.
The facility is highly regarded by the world’s best tennis players who frequent it during the Australian Open. Post occupancy interviews with the building management and coaching staff were extremely positive about the planning and building design.