An underwater Tennis court off the coast of Dubai

An underwater Tennis court with enormous curved glass roof and room for spectators, designed by Polish architect Krzysztof Kotala, to be built in Dubai.

Images credit 8 + 8 Concept Studio

Polish architect Krzysztof Kotala, who has a Master of Science in Architecture from Krakow Polytechnic, is looking for investors to built an underwater court off the coast of Dubai.

An underwater Tennis court

According to engineers the concept will be extremely difficult to construct with today’s technology.

The owner of 8 + 8 Concept Studio in Warsaw, said:

“This will be something original. It should be somewhere where there is the tradition of tennis. Dubai is perfect for this idea.”

Sarah Fray, director of engineering and technical services at the Institution of Structural Engineers in London, told MailOnline:

“The more joints there are, the more likely it would leak. The design would also need to be thought out in terms of how it would react to an impact.

Any boat would have to be kept well clear and a dropped anchor would destroy it, and that the design would have to withstand earthquakes and tsunamis too.

The technological challenges are big, but the human challenges are bigger. There would have to be a way for the structure to be connected to the surface and easily evacuate people in the event of an emergency.”


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