Wuxi International Tennis Centre

Wuxi, Jiangsu, China

  • Typologies

    Arenas, Tennis Centers

  • Building Activities


  • Services


  • Completion


The Huafa Group engaged Populous to provide a schematic design report to construct the Wuxi International Tennis Centre in Jiangsu Province, China.

The sports development project is on a 4.59-hectare corner block. The precinct design includes a 5,000-seating-capacity tennis arena (Huafa Centre Court) and a 2,500-seating-capacity taekwondo stadium (World Taekwondo Wuxi Centre).

The precinct also includes an indoor training hall, six outdoor courts and a sunken plaza with activity zone on major event days.

The tennis arena’s seating bowl can transform into a U-shaped concert hall to cater to specialized events. On the other hand, the taekwondo arena can convert from highlighting the main event to having a four-competition floor arena.

Retail malls connect both arenas to control pedestrian movement between buildings with the Wuxi Metro train station adjacent to the precinct.

In 2022, the Wuxi Huafa Tennis Centre and Taekwondo Stadium received a Special Mention in the German Design Awards for “Excellence in Architecture Urban Space and Infrastructure.”

Special Mention German Design Awards Excellence in Architecture Urban Space and Infrastructure
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Brett Wightman

Seungho Lim