TENNIS OASIS IN THE DESERT
ROSSETTI's master plan and design envision a South American resort-like ambiance for the Indian Wells tennis complex, located in the Coachella Valley desert of Southern California. ROSSETTI worked with stakeholders and former tennis players to create a special attraction that showcased the Tennis Masters Series.
At the center of the site is the main 16,000-seat stadium surrounded by 14 tournament courts. ROSSETTI redefined the way tennis bowls are designed with a unique vertical seating arrangement that brings patrons close to the action. Its open air concourse, a meandering paseo, designed in the tradition of the streets of Valencia, Spain, feature retail and concession spaces, lounges, restaurants and a training center. An outer ring of commercial development is connected to the concourse through a series of small pathways. The tennis garden takes advantage of natural cooling breezes through open, shaded circulation and deeply recessed natural windows.