Playscraper, the latest project by architect Carlo Ratti, founder of the Carlo Ratti Associati studio, and Italo Rota, founder of the studio of the same name, is a skyscraper just over 90 meters high which is literally composed of 8 tennis courts, positioned one on the other.
Playscraper is a modular building. Each court represents a super light structure, thanks to the use of stainless steel.
The two long sides are closed and an electronic facade is incorporated on one of them where you can follow the sports and matches of your favorite players. The two short facades, on the other hand, are composed of two huge windows that offer a panoramic view of the city.
“Playscraper”, which was developed for RCS Sport, was not designed for a particular venue, quite the opposite. The architects, in fact, were inspired by the dense annual sports calendar and thought of a structure that could follow it.
For this reason the skyscraper is easily dismantled and rebuilt, traveling from London, to Wimbledon, to Melbourne, for the Australian Open.