Grimshaw is a London architecture firm that is behind a new redesign of the annual Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament. Their proposal includes a retractable roof on No.1 Court to ensure players can duke it out during any weather condition. Also, they plan on constructing three new grass courts on the edge of the main court to make more space in the highly frequented central and south areas.
"Our proposals strive to improve the quality of the experience for all, and provide innovative and high-quality solutions to meet the challenges posed by this beautiful but constrained site," said Kirsten Lees, a Grimshaw partner.
Another important feature of Wimbledon is its landscape, which will be handled by Grant Associates. They have created an elaborate framework which will "include enhanced landscape walkways and promenades, the use of topiary, green walls and planted pergolas, creative paving, display areas, enhanced tree planting and themed garden spaces." Public areas are also slated for renovation, all to improve views of the courts.
The plans will provide an outline for constructions that will continue over the next 10-20 years. The intention was to inform the public ahead of the beginning of the Wimbledon Championships on Monday. Grimshaw was chosen last year to oversee the changes, after completing the roof on Centre Court. Below is a video as well as a couple of images showing more about the plans.
[via Dezeen / Designboom]