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Wimbledon Centre Court

Retractable Roof

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Facts

Realization membrane structures
Hightex
Year
2009
Client

All England Lawn Tennis Club

City
London, UK
Roof Area
7000 m²
Contractor

Galiford Try

Engineering

Tony Hogg Design

location
Europe

Details

New Era Opened as Roof Closes

The retractable roof over Wimbledon’s Centre Court is a type of ‘folding fabric concertina’ tensile structure. This allows the roof to be folded into a highly compressed area and parked over the fixed canopy when not in use over the court.More than 7000 square metres of a very strong flexible translucent woven Tenara material have been used for the fabric architecture roof, which will still allows a level of natural light to reach the grass. The roof has been designed to close and open in under 10 minutes. Each of the nine bays of structural fabric is clamped on either side by prismatic steel trusses spanning approximately 75 metres. The ends of each truss are supported by a set of wheels that move along a track positioned on the new ‘fixed’ roof of the Centre Court.

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Phone/ Fax

+49 8051 6888-0

+49 8051 6888-290

Approach

Hightex GmbH

Rosenheimer Straße 46d

83059 Kolbermoor

Germany

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