A new clubhouse is set to rise soon in IJburg and the new club which they call “The Couch” is energy efficient too. Given that IJburg is an island with limited space, the planning for the energy efficient tennis club was finally mapped out by MVRDV.
The club will be a multipurpose center that will feature functional indoor space as well. Aside from that, locker rooms, and a kitchen are among the perks that the Couch will be offering.
For the energy efficient rant of the Couch, a combined use of a high performance envelope, smart orientation, daylighting and natural ventilation are included to make it a total ecofriendly and smart place to be in.
Other notable features include reduced glass use and being built from concrete and FSC-certified wood. The building is sealed using epdm polymer hotspray which come in the same color and texture as the clay courts inside.
The Couch is expected to be complete by 2014 while construction is expected to commence any time soon.