The German Football Association (DFB) has seen miniature soccer pitches being built nationwide since 2008 as a result of its "1,000 mini-pitches for Germany" campaign. The idea was to follow up the FIFA World Cup in Germany with a sustainable scheme to develop the talents of young footballers.
“More beautiful, colourful and modern” than the previous structure – that's how the replacement building of the Therese Giehse secondary school is described in the construction diary on the school’s website. The educational facility in Unterschleißheim, which entered use in September 2016, is extraordinarily colourful not only on the façade, but also in the outdoor area, where the colours of the synthetic surfaces in the courtyard pick up on the orangey green design concept of the building shell. Both the multipurpose pitch and three seating areas and the soft-impact surface under the climbing frame comprise synthetic surfaces from Polytan – the weather-resistant material dries out quickly and is pleasant to the touch throughout the year, according to the landscape architect responsible.