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Underwater tennis stadium could be a reality in Dubai

Jai Prakash
Modified 27 Apr 2015
Krzysztof Kotala’s design for an underwater stadium [Credit: Arabian Business]

Tennis fans across the world can witness a ‘cooler’ version of the game underwater! Yes. That’s right. 

Krzysztof Kotala, a Polish architect is pitching designs for an underwater tennis stadium off the coast of Dubai. Kotala studied Master of Science in Architecture from Kraków Polytechnic and works at the 8+8 Concept Studio in Warsaw. He is currently looking for investors in order to turn his vision into reality.

“There is not an investor but I would like to get interest as I think it is a good idea,” he told Arabian Business.

Another prototype [Credit: Arabian Business]

“This will be something original. This should be somewhere where there is the tradition of tennis. Dubai is perfect for this idea,” Kotala added. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has been a regular on the ATP calendar and has received the ATP World Tour 500 Tournament of the Year Award 11 times in the last 12 years.

Kotala felt that the idea has the potential to bring in commercial success and combines the best of “technology, ecology and sport.”

Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and several underwater projects are in the pipeline. Kleindienst Group is planning to build 42 Floating Seahorses, a cross between a villa and a boat which has one floor submerged.

Published 27 Apr 2015, 13:52 IST
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