In 2011, world-renowned French architect Dominique Perrault won an international architecture competition to redesign the historic sporting venue. Perrault proposed tearing down the existing stands, as well as multiple buildings spread across the site, to create space for a new grandstand and pavilions that would secure the infrastructure required at a horse racing venue. For the grandstand, Perrault selected GKD’s golden stainless steel ESCALE 7x1.5 fabric. The fabric was chosen in part to follow Perrault’s key design principles of movement and transparency. The characteristics of GKD’s metal fabrics help provide the grandstand with a sense of visual lightness and subtle kinetics.