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Wimbledon Tennis Club, London

All England Lawn Tennis Club Masterplan, England, UK – design by Grimshaw

London Olympics 2012 Tennis – Wimbledon, southwest London
London Wimbeldon
image from Olympic Delivery Authority

24 Jan 2012

Wimbledon Masterplan

Design: Grimshaw

The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon:
Wimbledon
Wimbledon image : All England Lawn Tennis Club

After a competitive selection process Grimshaw is delighted to announce that it has been selected by The All England Lawn Tennis Club to design their “Wimbledon 2020” masterplan for future development requirements. The new masterplan continues the previous ‘Long Term Plan’, which was commissioned in 1993 and completed in June 2011.

Grimshaw is delighted to be associated with such a prestigious British and internationally renowned institution and will work to embrace Wimbledon’s unique history of tradition and innovation to enhance further its position as the pre-eminent tennis Grand Slam.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon:
Wimbledon London
Wimbledon image : All England Lawn Tennis Club

Wimbledon Masterplan design : Grimshaw

Wimbledon Retractable Roof

Centre Court + Museum + Offices
2009
Design: Populous – formerly HOK Sport Venue Event

20 Jun 2011

Wimbledon Centre Court Roof

Wimbledon’s controversial Centre Court roof is poised to be put to use again today following a forecast of rain but the home nation favourite – Andy Murray – has refused to repeat criticism of the innovative structure after an unhappy experience when it was first used in 2009.

Centre Court Retractable Roof in place:
Centre Court Retractable Roof
Wimbledon Retractable Roof image : AELTC

Wimbledon Tennis Club

Wimbledon Centre Court Retractable Roof

Client : All England Club

Structure: hydraulic operation
Material: translucent fabric – Tenara, 40% transparent
Supports: steel trusses
Fabric supplier: W.L. Gore & Associates, Germany
Structural Engineer: Capita Symonds

Time to close the roof: max. 10 minutes
Default position: open

Air control: 600 air distributors pump dry air into Centre Court to prevent condensation and excessive humidity

Unveiled: Centre Court Celebration event, 17 May 2009

Original building dates from 1922, south facade retained

Wimbledon in southwest London is the world’s premier tennis event and takes place every Summer in June.

Wimbledon Centre Court:
Wimbledon Centre Court
Wimbledon Retractable Roof image : AELTC

Previously:

Wimbledon Centre Court Roof

Centre Court Retractable Roof
Final phase of plan to transform the Centre Court
London, UK, Tuesday 21 April 2009: The All England Club, Wimbledon, confirmed today that its new Centre Court retractable roof is on schedule to be ready in time for the Centre Court Celebration matches on Sunday 17 May, when Andre Agassi, Stefanie Graf, Tim Henman and Kim Clijsters will be the first players to play under the new structure.

Wimbledon Centre Court Retractable Roof images / information from Populous, Architects

Wimbledon Masterplan Design – 18 Jun 2013


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Wimbledon Tennis Club Masterplan design : Grimshaw

Wimbledon Centre Court Retractable Roof architect : Populous

Wimbledon Centre Court : Sports Stadium Buildings

Wimbledon Retractable Roof architect : HOK Sport

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