The Memorial Drive Redevelopment Project was tasked with ensuring the future configuration of the Adelaide Tennis Centre complex met South Australia’s sporting and entertainment needs. An example of close-knit collaboration between Tennis SA, COX Architecture, MakMax Australia and local Adelaide construction firm Kennett Builders, the completion of the Memorial Drive Redevelopment Project Stage One set the scene for an exciting summer of tennis in early 2020.
Central to the redevelopment was a 5800m2 wide-span Tensosport-MAX PTFE membrane roof that covers the Memorial Drive Centre Court, as well as providing shade and weather protection for patrons in permanent seating and temporary movable seating areas. The canopy also covers the temporary corporate function event areas around the centre court for major tournaments.
The highly translucent canopy creates a visually exciting fabric structure, visible to both patrons on site and to tennis fans around the world via the wider global media audiences.