Therese Giehse secondary school

Germany
Unterschleißheim
September 2017

The Therese Giehse secondary school in Unterschleißheim is extraordinarily colourful not only on the façade, but also in the outdoor area, where the bold orangey green colours of the synthetic surfaces in the courtyard pick up on the orange and green design concept of the building shell in striking fashion.
Both the multipurpose pitch and three seating areas and the soft-impact surface under the climbing frame respectively comprise the PolyPlay S and PolyPlay FS synthetic surfaces from Polytan. The managing director of Munich-based landscape architects Adler & Olesch, Ulrike Tuchnitz, especially appreciates the water permeability, look and feel of the synthetic surface material: “The synthetic surfaces dry off quickly after rain, they’re not too hot in summer and not too cold in winter.” To ensure the whole courtyard looks more or less like a single piece – “without an ugly mix of materials”, says the planner –, the three organically shaped seating areas likewise consist of the easy-care, weather-resistant PolyPlay S in May green. Because of the increased risk of injury, the synthetic surface underneath the climbing frame is designed as a shock-absorbent PolyPlay FS soft-impact surface.

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