Roland Garros Stadium is a complex of tennis courts located in Paris. Court Philippe Chatrier was built in 1928 as Stade Roland Garros’s centerpiece and remains its principal venue.
The stadium was known simply as ‘Court Central’ until 2001, when it was renamed for the long-time president of the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) who helped restore tennis as a Summer Olympics sport in 1988.
Home to the French Open Tennis Championships, Court Philippe Chatrier now seats 15,225 spectators following a renovation project in 2019. The venue now includes a new retractable roof, which takes around 15 minutes to close, and covers a surface area of 10,000m2. It consists of 11 box girders (called “wings”) in high resistance steel, one of which is “fixed” while the others are “mobile”. Each of these girders have a height of about 3m and a span of more than 100m.
Marc Mimram Architecture & Associates
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