The competition launched by the French Tennis Federation
in 2019 consists of covering the Suzanne Lenglen court at the Roland Garros Stadium
, to allow tennis matches to be held in rainy weather and at night, and future boxing events during the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games
The main function of the concept, imagined by architect Dominique Perrault
in a consortium with Renaudat Centre Constructions (leader), is to shelter the Suzanne Lenglen court and all the public seats from the rain. It is also intended to provide protection from the wind and to control the shadows cast by the roof on the court so as not to disturb the players.
The light roofing
, like a membrane, is made up of a succession of 21 modules of V-shaped stretched canvas
, fixed continuously between cables, for a total surface area of approximately 4,800 sqm. CALQ
is assisting the DPA practice in the coordination of the studies and the site management
of the project.
Le plissé du court Suzanne Lenglen | ©RSI Studio