‘Södra Tennis Hall’
Competition, Vaxjö, Sweden, 2009



A new tennis centre and conference hall for the Södra timber company headquarters on the lake in Vaxjö. The new tennis building takes advantage of the natural slope of the terrain with the entrance at mezzanine level. The volume of the timber clad building is hidden between two flanking plantations of trees. The south facing entrance elevation is shelered by an undulating timber canopy made of the overhanging timber structural matrix than spans the sports hall. The laminated timber portal frames are inspired by the old fashioned tennis racquet.