The magic box is a singular work framed within the project linear Manzanares Park. This sports complex mainly deals 17.6 hectares and sedirige tennis. In fact, this site has three covered stadiums and a centre of high rendimiento dedicated to the preparation and training of elite tennis players. The design of the magic box responde to three factors, according to the French architect Dominique Perrault, author of the project: urban dialogue, mobility and accesibilidad. The magic box items are: La Caja Magica. Tennis-indoor building.
It has more than 500 m in length with a longitudinal development paralelo to the Camino de Perales, hosting a total of eleven tennis courts, six training and five of competition. It also houses the headquarters of the Madrid Tennis Federation and a deportivo club with gym and pool. Media-Garden. Area used as a parking and television vehicles location area. Tennis-Garden. The magic box complex has an area of 17.665 m2 called tennis garden, with 16 tracks of land whipped outdoors. Lake with indoor Park. All the magic box complex is located on a large lake of 26.852 m2 which reflects the metal shine of the fachadas.
This Lake is conceived as a wetland ecosistema by incorporating natural elements that should provide substrate, refuge and habitat for flora and fauna and facilitate the autodepuracion of water, footbridge over the River Manzanares. The stadiums are accessible from a pedestrian pasarela between the two banks of the River Manzanares facilitating communication with the surface parking and public transport and allowing access for trucks to mount shows. Park’s edge with the Camino de Perales. Enclosure connects to the Park through its green areas which, in turn, serve as a barrier to periodicas flooding from the River Manzanares. Enclosure to communicate with the rest of the Park is ensured through a loop or via perimeter joining the points of access to the Park and allows its total bypass. The primary uniqueness of the magic box project consistio the total versatility in the organizacion of indoor and outdoor sporting events. In fact it is the first project in the world that brings together in a single enclosure three stadiums dedicated fundamentally to tennis that can act with this double character, cubierto-descubierto. The main stadium is covered by a structure capable of opening and closing is to celebrate tournaments to the open air or covered.