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Medina, Saudi Arabia, Retractable Umbrellas

The Medina Retractable Umbrellas were designed by SL Rasch. Spanning the columns and court area, twelve 17m x 18m retractable umbrellas create the effect of a translucent vault, providing protection from the desert sun. At night, the umbrellas can be closed to promote the natural cooling of the court floor. These umbrellas have been in continuous service since 1992.



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