Roland-Garros 2024: A retractable roof on Court Suzanne-Lenglen


For the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, Court Suzanne-Lenglen will be fitted with a roof

The 2024 Olympics being played in Paris, it is reasonable to modernise the Roland-Garros stadium; it is why a retractable roof is to be built by 2024 over Court Suzanne-Lenglen, the second biggest court of the stadium.

This roof is based on lightness and should fit its environment and the current building; the new structure will look like it levitates above the court and the stands. It will come together with a web that reminds the pleated skirt made by Jean Patou for tennis pioneer and stadium legend Suzanne Lenglen.

Architect and urbanist Dominique Perrault, who will manage the project with French and German companies, wants to "pay tribute to tennis, of course, but also to the Suzanne Lenglen era, the 1930s and the fashion of that time".

So, see you in 2024 to see what the quintessential union of a remarkable architectural heritage, a great symbol, and a very modern design looks like.