Archinect - News 2015-11-27T01:24:35-05:00 MVRDV completes The Couch, their eighth project in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2015-10-14T14:51:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T00:43:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On the artificial <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IJburg</a> island east of Amsterdam, the local Tennisclub IJburg now has an ultra modern clubhouse known as The Couch, designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> and Studio Bouwkunde. Construction began later than <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">originally announced</a> last April and the building recently opened its doors to the public. Despite what one might assume, the new clubhouse won't serve as the central hub for the club's activities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The finished design stayed true to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the renderings</a>. Aside its brick-red polymer-sprayed exterior and coordinating tennis courts, the 36-meter long clubhouse features a 322 m2 rooftop that dips in the center toward the south side of the building, and then ascends to the north side to a height of 7 meters. The rooftop therefore creates a tribune with terraced seating that can "comfortably" seat up to 200 spectators, as MVRDV describes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Visitors lounging on the roof can watch a match in the center court or catch views of the IJburg on the other side. Anyone passing by the clubhouse can make a pit...</p> MVRDV to start construction on The Couch, a club house for Tennisclub IJburg in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2013-11-15T19:52:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:31:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Upon receiving approval, construction of MVRDV's The Couch is set to begin this month. The Couch is a club house that the Dutch firm designed together with co-architect Studio Bouwkunde for IJburg, a growing tennis club established in 2010 on an artificial island in Amsterdam.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of MVRDV.</em></p>