IJburg is a name of a new district located at the east of Amsterdam. There are a lot of things to attract the people to visit this new district, including the tennis club, IJburg Tennis Club. With more than 1000 members, IJburg Tenni Club has a new clubhouse that will be the club’s activities center. This new open clubhouse is designed by MVRDV in 2013.
The main goal of this new clubhouse design is providing the best facilities for the members that can be accessed easily. It is not a private club, it is free of charge. This clubhouse becomes a meeting place for the old and young people.
MVRDV designs this new clubhouse by creating a building with an iconic function that can provide a club overlooking the water and also a viewing platform. They also combine the typology by considering some things, such as the roof typology.
The Couch can seat up more than 200 people. This new clubhouse has a cafeteria for the visitors, so they can grab a healthy snack or a coffee or even meet friends. It becomes a central gathering too. The living room also becomes a community part for this clubhouse.
The open volume design of the Couch is completed with the facilities on each side like a toilet, kitchen, storage, and also dressing rooms. The interior is constructed with the concrete which is clad with the FSC-certified wood.