THE roof over the centre court of the new Queensland Tennis Centre in Brisbane was inspired by the overhanging roofs of Queensland, providing shade and shelter for players and spectators and acting as both parasol and umbrella.

Designed by international stadium designers Populous (formerly HOK Sport) and Mirvac’s in-house architects, Mirvac Design, it was constructed by Mirvac as part of a major riverside redevelopment that includes a luxury residential precinct and public parklands.

A broad section of clear PTFE-coated fibreglass fabric in the centre of the roof admits light, while the metal roofing on the sides provides shade and acts as an acoustic solution.

The metal roof comprises composite panels of insulation sandwiched between a Stramit Speed Deck Ultra® concealed fixed deck roof and a Stramit® Perforated Corrugated ceiling.

The panels were assembled on the ground and craned into position, providing a quicker and safer construction method.

Stramit Building Products also supplied purlins and rainwater products for the roof.