Roland Garros has ceased to be the solely Grand Slam “homeless” after ending the works of the retractable cowl of its main track, the Philippe-Chatrier, by which they’ve invested greater than two years. The match introduced this week the consequence, which in simply 15 minutes will cowl the floor in case of rain.

The retractable roof consists of eleven “wings” of 330 tons every. Every wing is split into seven constructions 15 meters lengthy and three excessive. Its manufacture befell in a workshop in the Venice area and lasted two years, to which one other eleven months had been added for its set up and that of the acoustic panels, based on the entity on its web site.

Roland Garros explains that every one has a pair of wheels for its deployment and that its motion is synchronized by laptop with that of the relaxation. In whole, that roof covers an space of ​​one hectare, the French competitors added. The roof of the Philippe-Chatrier is included in an formidable enlargement undertaking and enchancment of amenities which have needed to struggle with official permits and with the opposition of the neighbors, however with which Roland Garros will reappear on this 12 months's version with all its splendor.