Chepauk Stadium Grandstand
Location: Chennai, India
Completion Date: April 2010
Size: 2050 sqm
Fabric: PTFE - Saint Gobain Sheerfill II
Client: The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association
The Chepauk Stadium Grandstand project was to provide shade for spectators of India’s second oldest cricket stadium. The shade canopies are 3 separate structures on each of the different parts stadium (officially named M. A. Chidambaram Stadium).
PTFE was chosen as it has excellent solar reflectance (up to 70%) to survive the high daily temperatures of Chennai. It also is very resistant to UV, perfect for long cricket test matches often played at the ground. The result of the project is a long lasting design that will continue to be relevant for decades to come.