Fala Park
Stray balls aren’t a problem on the rooftop tennis court of this sports centre in western Poland by PL.architekci, thanks to the cage that covers the buildin.

“The plot was too small to locate a tennis court on the ground, so we decided to put it on the roof,” architect Bartek Bajon told Dezeen. “We designed an eight-metre-high cage to protect people on the ground from falling tennis balls.”

The metal cage wraps the facade and roof of the two-storey building, creating the framework for a row of shutters that can be fastened shut across the glazed elevations.

Inside the centre, a two-storey climbing wall surrounded by a cafe and reception area sits in the crook of the L-shaped plan. The climbing wall can be seen from almost every other part of the building, which includes bowling alleys, squash courts, a gym and a children’s play area.

Faceted staircases lead up to the rooftop tennis court, which Bajon says offers “picturesque views of the old town, park and lake”.

Description by http://www.dezeen.com

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