Wimbledon Masterplan, London Sports Building, Design, AELTC Venue News
Wimbledon Tennis Club London
All England Lawn Tennis Club Masterplan design by Grimshaw, England, UK
24 Jan 2012
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.
Wimbledon Masterplan design : Grimshaw
Wimbledon Retractable Roof
Centre Court + Museum + Offices
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.
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 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
Location: Wimbledon, south west London, England, UK
Contemporary London Architecture
London Building Designs – chronological list
Wimbledon Tennis Club Masterplan design : Nick Grimshaw
Wimbledon Centre Court Retractable Roof architect : Populous
Wimbledon Retractable Roof architect : HOK Sport
Wimbledon Tennis Club London – AELTC Venue
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