CallisonRTKL said that steady progress was being made on the 263,430 sq-m Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al jaber Al Sabah International Tennis Complex.

The complex is expected to elevate Kuwait to be among the Middle East’s preferred destinations for the international professional tennis circuit. It will be home to the biggest international tennis academy in the Middle East in co-ordination with the Kuwait Tennis Federation.

Mega tennis complex will draw some 11 million visitors annually. The complex sets a new standard in the planning and design of sport driven districts. It includes the headquarters of the Kuwait Tennis Federation as well as eight open air courts. Tennis complex will have 5,000 seat covered multi purpose arena, a 1,600 seat centre court. Besides, it will includes a fitness centre, a five star hotel, retail and dining venues and ancillary facilities.

Brendan O’Grady, the vice president at CRTKL’s Dallas office, said: “We approached this exciting project with a clear understanding of its unique context and diverse program.”

He noted that as the designers of 360 Mall, which is connected to the complex via a pedestrian bridge, we know the value of creating a recognisable icon for Kuwait City. We expect this complex to set a new world standard for these types of multi-use districts.

Source: Trade Arabia

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