When it was first inaugurated in 1968, the Molly-Schauffele-Halle was the only indoor athletics facility in Germany able to offer a modern synthetic track for elite athletes. Having become somewhat dilapidated over the years, it underwent an extensive programme of renovations between 2011 and 2013. The Stuttgart-based architectural practice Herrmann + Bosch Architekten came up with a concept for the Olympic base that was both sustainable and cost-efficient. Not only did the 300 square metre facility receive a watertight roof during its refurbishment, but modern Polytan M sport surfaces were installed as well. These provide optimal training and coaching conditions for Baden Württemberg’s athletes today. Apart from its function as a federal headquarters and elite centre, the facility is also used for school sports.