International Cricket Stadium & Sports Complex
Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Year of construction
Name of the client/building owner
Dr. D.Y. Patil Sports Academy
Function of building
Degree of enclosure
- Climatic zone
Type of application of the membrane
Primary function of the tensile structure
- Sun protection
The Stadium is built inside the DY Patil Vidyanagar campus. The DY Patil is the latest addition to Mumbai’s list of cricket venues and at the moment the largest membrane roof in India. With all the essential ingredients to host internationals, the DY Patil Stadium boasts of 9 tennis hard courts, 4 indoor badminton courts and an Olympic sized swimming pool, apart from big dressing rooms and a green outfield.
A unique feature of the stadium is the cantilever membrane roof which eliminates the need for any supports thus providing the spectators with an unobstructed view of the match from any place within the stand. First requirement for this project was to design a cost effective stadium roof which shall be easy and faster to execute. Considering this issue, the selection of the material was very important. Hence, the customer decided to go for tensile structure for the stadium roof.
17m Cantiliver roof trusses are designed with rear side tie supports in round pipes to have an uninterrupted view of the cricket ground and the spectators.
The profile and the placement of roof trusses is worked out in such a way that there will be no water logging on fabric as well as air escape will take place naturally to avoid up lift of wind. The use of tensile fabrics added an aesthetic value to the stadium roof as well as it has reduced the consumption of steel.
The shape of the membrane roof was developed in order to avoid any natural shadow on the playground whereas it also able to grant sun protection to the spectators.
Material of the cover
PVDF Mehler Valmex FR1000 (Type III)
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2)
Form single element
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure