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NEW Madrid Tennis Complex - La Caja Mágica - PICTURES

Alvarillo
04-30-2009, 08:41 PM
http://www.marca.com/albumes/2009/04/30/inauguracion_cajamagica/index.html

:eek::worship::eek::worship::)

finishingmove
04-30-2009, 08:51 PM
i love it

:clap2:

miura
04-30-2009, 08:53 PM
The venue looks good. Spanish architecture has taken a step for the better the last decades.

Jimnik
04-30-2009, 10:17 PM
http://estaticos01.marca.com/albumes/2009/04/30/inauguracion_cajamagica/1241113419_extras_albumes_0.jpg

Very nice. Good to see a new facility on the Masters Series.

For me though it's not as aesthetically appealing as Hamburg's centre court. The roof and rectangular lay-out of the stands are a bit ugly.

nkhera1
04-30-2009, 10:20 PM
Does anyone know how it supposed to play (i.e. similar to RG, fast like Rome, slow like Hamburg, etc)?

Nacho
04-30-2009, 10:38 PM
I'll post here too the pics I just posted on WTF ;)

general view of the complex. The big building shaped like a box contains the 3 main courts. All of them have retractable roofs. The smaller building on the right contains training courts

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4695/imgp4269.jpg

center court

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9421/cajaq.jpg

roof open

http://www.elpais.com/recorte/20090429elpmad_1/XLCO/Ies/20090429elpmad_1.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9787/caja2.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk262/cayesuomi/20090429elpepudep_6.jpg

plans & 3D models

http://www.madridespaciosycongresos.com/cajamagica/imagenes/plano3.jpg

http://www.perraultarchitecte.com/img/proj/imgGal/esp/MADRID_TENNIS_07.jpg

http://www.perraultarchitecte.com/img/proj/imgGal/esp/MADRID_TENNIS_08.jpg

http://www.perraultarchitecte.com/img/proj/imgGal/esp/MADRID_TENNIS_09.jpg

http://www.perraultarchitecte.com/img/proj/imgGal/esp/MADRID_TENNIS_10.jpg

smaller courts
http://www.as.com/recorte/20090107dasdasten_2/LCO/Ies/Obras_Caja_Magica.jpg

http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/1642/p2904091932.jpg

entrance

http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq37/nachoAG/CM/CM%20medium/17042009028.jpg

ladies locker room

http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq37/nachoAG/CM/CM%20medium/17042009033.jpg

still working on training courts

http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq37/nachoAG/CM/CM%20medium/17042009079.jpg

the park next to the complex, Madrid on the background

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/3739/parkj.jpg


night shot of the complex

http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/6476/89552940.jpg

Bazooka
04-30-2009, 10:42 PM
Does anyone know how it supposed to play (i.e. similar to RG, fast like Rome, slow like Hamburg, etc)?


Well, if I was the organizer, I would bring the clay directly from RG ;)

It's supossed to be fast due to altitude :rolleyes:, plus the fact that it's almost an "indoor clay" court should make it less bouncy.

Who cares, it's still red clay, so we can only wonder who will be the runner up each year.

StanisKing
04-30-2009, 10:57 PM
Looks amazing, on contrary.
Of course not aestethically as Hamburg( I think that it is one of the most beautifull sporting venues in the world), but still very ,very nice.

Do you know how much it takes to close the roof? This system seems complicated to me. Different compared to others I have seen.

LinkMage
04-30-2009, 10:58 PM
Looks ugly to me, too squared. I like the Hamburg stadium more.

The Madrid Arena was much nicer.

moon language
04-30-2009, 11:00 PM
Looks nice. Are those seats translucent?

GlennMirnyi
04-30-2009, 11:06 PM
Pink and purple drawers at the locker rooms?

:lol:

Nacho
04-30-2009, 11:26 PM
Looks amazing, on contrary.
Of course not aestethically as Hamburg( I think that it is one of the most beautifull sporting venues in the world), but still very ,very nice.

Do you know how much it takes to close the roof? This system seems complicated to me. Different compared to others I have seen.

15 minutes :)

Nacho
04-30-2009, 11:29 PM
Looks nice. Are those seats translucent?

yup, and there's a light under every seat to create some lighting effects at night

shotgun
04-30-2009, 11:30 PM
The project looks very similar to the Madrid Arena one. I wonder if it was designed by the same architect.

GlennMirnyi
04-30-2009, 11:38 PM
I'm sure the drawers' colours were chosen by Verdasco, Nadull and Lopez.

Nacho
04-30-2009, 11:41 PM
The project looks very similar to the Madrid Arena one. I wonder if it was designed by the same architect.

huh?? they are totally different, the Madrid Arena is round to begin with :scratch:

http://www.freewebs.com/escontest/Madrid%20Arena.jpg


http://www.waagner-biro.at/CDA/main/images/SS/Rockodromo2,method=render,prop=data.jpg

shotgun
04-30-2009, 11:43 PM
huh?? they are totally different, the Madrid Arena is round to begin with :scratch:

http://www.freewebs.com/escontest/Madrid%20Arena.jpg


http://www.waagner-biro.at/CDA/main/images/SS/Rockodromo2,method=render,prop=data.jpg

I meant from the inside. The same "metallic", square structure. The bathrooms and facilities look very similar.

Nacho
04-30-2009, 11:44 PM
I'm sure the drawers' colours were chosen by Verdasco, Nadull and Lopez.

that's the ladies locker room, we are yet to see the one for the men

wouldn't be surprised if they look the same though :lol:

El Legenda
04-30-2009, 11:46 PM
Looks great...just got a problem with those corner seats, shouldnt they be on an angle so that its easier to see the court...everyone sitting there will have to look sideways during the whole match
http://estaticos01.marca.com/albumes/2009/04/30/inauguracion_cajamagica/1241112528_extras_albumes_0.jpg

Bazooka
04-30-2009, 11:48 PM
Looks great...just got a problem with those corner seats, shouldnt they be on an angle so that its easier to see the court...everyone sitting there will have to look sideways during the whole match


This is Spain. It costed a lot of money and looks modern: all is right. Stop talking nonsense!

Nacho
04-30-2009, 11:51 PM
I meant from the inside. The same "metallic", square structure. The bathrooms and facilities look very similar.

well, IMO they both are sporting venues with metallic structure and that's it :p

btw the Madrid Arena is from spanish architect Alfonso Cano. The Caja Magica is from french architect Dominique Perrault

Pfloyd
04-30-2009, 11:54 PM
I'm sure the drawers' colours were chosen by Verdasco, Nadull and Lopez.

:retard:

I think it looks more like something "sexy" would like.

GlennMirnyi
04-30-2009, 11:56 PM
:retard:

I think it looks more like something "sexy" would like.

Still on the pot, eh?

Stepanek = ladies' man of the ATP tour.

Verdasco, Nadull and Lopez... hmmmmmm...

eck
05-01-2009, 12:02 AM
Magic Box indeed

Pfloyd
05-01-2009, 12:11 AM
Still on the pot, eh?

Stepanek = ladies' man of the ATP tour.

Verdasco, Nadull and Lopez... hmmmmmm...

Yeah, Im actually on it right now.

Which makes me think, what the hell does stepanek think the court is for?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_GWJatwb-WlI/SCSL0G4VcZI/AAAAAAAAC7A/Rm5nhDfTlVo/s400/Radek_Stepanek_Rome.jpg

freeandlonely
05-01-2009, 12:11 AM
First glance thought it was a kind of spaceship until realizing it's a roof next second.
Overall looks good for me.
Hope and think big stars not withdraw often like they did Hamburg, though I don't prefer watching Clay overall.
Anyway, good luck to this event.

By the way , what do they do to Madrid Arena now?

Har-Tru
05-01-2009, 03:42 AM
By the way , what do they do to Madrid Arena now?

Basketball team CB Estudiantes uses it for their home games, and then concerts and such.

Honestly I don't know what Madrileños want so many big, modern arenas for. In the last seven years or so they've built or rebuilt the Palacio de Deportes (15-16,000), Vistalegre (same), Madrid Arena (10-12,000) and now the Magic Box (12,500). And we don't get sh*t in Valencia... Oh well, I'm going wildly off-topic.

Har-Tru
05-01-2009, 03:44 AM
Looks great...just got a problem with those corner seats, shouldnt they be on an angle so that its easier to see the court...everyone sitting there will have to look sideways during the whole match

Blame it on the French!

Arkulari
05-01-2009, 04:40 AM
Basketball team CB Estudiantes uses it for their home games, and then concerts and such.

Honestly I don't know what Madrileños want so many big, modern arenas for. In the last seven years or so they've built or rebuilt the Palacio de Deportes (15-16,000), Vistalegre (same), Madrid Arena (10-12,000) and now the Magic Box (12,500). And we don't get sh*t in Valencia... Oh well, I'm going wildly off-topic.

two words: Madrid 2016 ;)

Gallardón and Espe are really using the community money to get that ;) (la Caja Mágica alone costed 160 million € )

you are right, the architect is a french dude, why couldn't they get someone like Calatrava to design it? there are tons of excellent spanish architects nowadays and they decided to go with a french, way to go :rolleyes:

anyone knows why did they decided to build it on Usera? first I heard it was going to be built in Móstoles, then Moratalaz, what made they decided to go there? :scratch:

maybe 'cuz of the location alongside the Manzanares river? for the panoramic and the view? :scratch:

Pink and purple drawers at the locker rooms?



Gu, remember that Madrid is an ATP/WTA combined event? the pink/purple dressing rooms are for the GIRLS :lol:

El Legenda
05-01-2009, 04:51 AM
Blame it on the French!

:worship:

freeandlonely
05-01-2009, 01:34 PM
Thanks for Spanish information.

Har-Tru
05-01-2009, 02:31 PM
Thanks for Spanish information.

:lol: I knew someone would come up with something like this.

ORGASMATRON
05-01-2009, 02:36 PM
:drool:

arm
05-01-2009, 03:01 PM
:inlove: I can barelly wait to go. :bounce: