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Six-court sports hall and auditorium, SVEC, Tirupati, India

Fashioned from 64 forty-foot and 18 twenty-foot high-cube sea-containers, this multi-purpose assembly building with multi-level viewing galleries includes six badminton courts, a full-size basketball arena, table tennis courts, changing rooms, games rooms, yoga and dance rooms, a stage area and a café all with a triple-height west-facing glazed facade protected from the low evening sun by a catenary fabric visor, naturally lit with Hindu iconographic and Telegu scripted windows.

Service: Architects

Location: SVEC, Tirupati, India

Client: SVET

Cost: Undisclosed

Areas: 3,176m2

Dates: 2017

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