The Istra Tennis Club designed by the practice of Za Bor Architects is located in Moscow, Russia on the Istra riverside which is one of the most picturesque districts of the capital offering a surface of 1.5 hectares with five open air courts and a large infrastructure of sports and recreational facilities incorporated into a single complex.
The elongated structure is composed of several volumes with four “casebound” volumes acting as the façade and creating the three floors inside. The ground floor is the largest, spreading over a surface of 4500 square meters, and it contains four tennis courts. There are skylights to ensure abundant natural light inside and the ceiling has nine meters in height so that the balconies can host the audience on the first floor.
The second volume has a 25 meter swimming pool, saunas and hamams and the entrance, reception and sports inventory store are also on this level. The first floor is where a gym is located with cardio machines and glazed façade to allow a view of the river. There is also a café here from where you can watch the tennis matches and the third floor contains a small hotel with eight double suites and six junior suites.