Pics of my Roland Garros guided tour today.

Roland Garros

Roland Garros

Roland Garros

Roland Garros

Roland Garros

More pics and vids to follow.

Some pics of the planned Jimmy Connors World Of Tennis Stadium, designed by Foundation Architecture & Design.
The proposed design for the tennis centre and stadium is inspired by the deconstruction of a tennis ball. The dissected shell of the ball has been rearranged to form an enclosure for the tennis centre and the bowl for the stadium. The familiar seams seen on tennis balls are replicated in the roof lines of the building.

Jimmy Connors World of Tennis

Jimmy Connors World of Tennis

Jimmy Connors World of Tennis

Jimmy Connors World of Tennis

Well, I like the design but seriously, a tennis academy in Abu Dhabi aha aha, sure it will replace Florida as the new tennis Mecca.

Specially designed for the China Open, the new China National Tennis Center is located in the Beijing Olympic Zone. As a last addition to the group of national stadiums built before the 2008 Olympic Games, the Center will become Beijing’s largest stadium for tennis games with its state-of-art facilities after the completion in June 2011.

China National Tennis Center
China National Tennis Center
China National Tennis Center

In order to stay flexible for the weather change during games and various conditions required by other activities, a collapsible roof is designed to have a maximum opening of 60x70m towards the sky.

China National Tennis Center
China National Tennis Center
China National Tennis Center

Besides the regular seating rows spreading around the stadium, a two-floor box is specially designed around the bottom part of the grandstand to create more exclusive seats for a better view within the limited space.

More pics in our Tennis and Architecture group.