Roland-Garros gets a retractable roof with Serge Ferrari fabric

September 1st, 2020

Built in 1928, the Philippe-Chatrier Court is the main stadium of the Roland-Garros complex. Construction teams for the new retractable roof were on-site within days of the 2019 championship matches. The 11 wings of the roof unfold independently, and each is 105 meters long and 3 meters high. Photos: Serge Ferrari. Like virtually every other […]

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Advantage, shade, for 2015 U.S. Open

December 1st, 2015

Every year, the best tennis players in the world congregate at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, N.Y., to play and watch the U.S. Open, one of the legendary four Grand Slam tournaments that have made Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic household names. The weather in late August and early September varies considerably, but with […]

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Retractable roof provides flexibility for shopping center

July 1st, 2008

The local building codes in Maroussi, Athens, required open “plazas” and “streets” for this shopping center. The client requested a roof from Taiyo Europe that could be retracted to a fully open position within five minutes. Each side is driven by 13 engines along 13 arches of various lengths, and the parking space for the […]

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