Gallery: Wimbledon Set to Debut Innovative Retractable Roof

wimbledon retractable roof

Soon, playing tennis at Wimbledon will no longer depend on the weather forecast, nor will spectators have to entertain themselves while they wait for the rain to stop and the courts to dry. A new retractable roof has been installed over Centre Court and the air management systems are currently being tested in preparation for its official debut in May. This new roof will is made out of translucent fully recyclable fabric, minimizing building materials while allowing daylight to stream down from above. The design will conclude the All England Club’s Long Term Plan, providing greater security for the grass courts, decreased play delays and more comfortable viewing for fans.

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  1. Vanishing Mosque Does D... October 11, 2010 at 11:33 am

    […] in the open-air plaza and is reflected off the white columns and contrasted with the dark arches. Retractable awnings can be used to provide shade during the hot times of the day and opened at night to release heat […]

  2. Shropshire Architect April 30, 2009 at 7:08 am

    A great, exciting project. I don’t want it to rain at Wimbledon but I want to see the roof in action!

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