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Sports hall with special rain canopy for optimum climate control

Talented tennis players from north-western Switzer­land can now practice in quasi-outdoor conditions.

Based on an integral design approach, the roofing solution for the Bächliacker tennis center aims to combine high energy efficiency with a comfortable indoor environment.
To enable players to retain their feel for outdoor play in summer and winter alike, the intention was for the rain canopy to emulate outdoor conditions as closely as possible.
The client set exacting standards for Gruner Ltd, which was responsible for building environmental control, in particular with regard to energy consumption and how this interacts with the building's usability and its envelope.