When the French Tennis Federation (FFT) chose, on 13 February 2011, to renovate and extend the historic Roland Garros site at the Porte d’Auteuil in Paris, they made a clear move in favour of tradition. This decision was perhaps the most important one that had been taken since the stadium was built back in 1920! It nevertheless illustrates the importance not only of the prestige of the site and its unparalleled history, but also the future, in terms of innovation and quality and in particular the respect of the environment.
Read more here
The French Tennis Federation (FFT) envisages a 5 year plan:
- 2013: Completion of new National Training Centre at the Georges Hébert stadium.
- 2014: Opening during the French Open, of the new Media centre and the new 5,000-seater court at the Auteuil Greenhouse Garden.
- 2015: Opening of the newly developed Fond des Princes area during the French Open, including a new 2,000-seater show court.
- 2016: Opening of the new Philippe Chatrier court with retractable roof during the French Open. Work on this court will be carried out over two years.
Latest posts by Rashiq Fataar (see all)
- FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Density Syndicate Symposium: Live Blog – November 3, 2014
- A weekend conversation: Can Cape Town learn from Berlin? – October 28, 2014
- Architecture Open Studios 2014 – August 18, 2014
- 10 Must-See events at OPEN DESIGN 2014 – August 18, 2014
- WATCH: Cape Town Skatepark under a bridge opens – August 2, 2014