A pioneering education centre has been built in the Danish coastal town of Haderslev. Boasting a unique 360-degree view over the coast and across the little Danish town itself, the “VUC Syd” adult education centre has been constructed on the site of the old harbour.
The sports facility was completed in May 2017. It is divided into three main elements: the playing field with synthetic turf, the track with synthetic surfacing and the grassy embankment around it. The track is divided into another two areas: a conventional oval track around the playing field and a considerably longer “off-road” section, which follows an uneven course. Both of these consist of the PolyPlay FS synthetic surface from Polytan with a 40 mm base layer. The water-permeable soft-impact surface has a cushioning effect to guard against injury in the event of a fall. In addition, the material is weather- and rot-resistant, ensuring a long lifespan and low maintenance costs.
The synthetic turf system chosen for the 645 m² playing field is LigaGrass Pro CoolPlus from Polytan. With textured, i.e. crimped, filaments, it is very hard-wearing and yet easy to maintain, which makes it ideal for year-round use in schools. The playing field looks like real grass thanks to the bicolour finish used by Polytan, in which several shades of green are combined in a single filament. The synthetic turf was filled with sand for this application, although the usual choice is EPDM granules for a higher level of player comfort.
The sloping “residual areas” on the embankment between the two tracks were designed as “blue” and “orange” spaces for spectators, although they are both suitable for sporting activities as well.