Squash on Fire is a new, tournament-ready squash facility located in the heart of Washington DC’s West End.
Built on the site of a former fire station, the eight publicly accessible squash courts feature a spacious viewing area, the Upper West Side Café, the pro shop as well as the training centre and constitute a novel facility - especially in the USA where squash is either played in small below-ground courts in the suburbs or in private clubs.
The building and its furnishings had to meet a high standard of functionality, design and workmanship. In searching for furniture that would uphold these values, the building owners came across Vitra and its portfolio. Products from Vitra were subsequently selected for Squash On Fire and a partnership has developed for future projects.
Enrique Norten, Ten Arquitectos
Enrique Norten, Ten Arquitectos; Deborah Kalkstein, Contemporaria