The Härlen campus is getting an artificial turf field for hockey, football and other sports. This means that the turf can be played on all year round and requires significantly less watering than the previous hybrid turf.
With a modern artificial turf field, games up to the 2nd Hockey Bundesliga can be played on the Härlen campus and thus guest teams can also be welcomed. Schule Schloss Salem thus continues to strengthen the core sport of hockey.
The current turf will be removed and a new foundation built. The most modern artificial turf from Polytan, "Poligras Paris GT zero”, which was developed for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024, will be laid on it. What is special about it is that the tracks are sewn together and glued to the ground surface in an elaborate process instead of being glued.
We are still dependent on donations for the implementation of the new hockey pitch – support us and adopt one or more “turf pieces” of artificial turf pitch.
The construction measures are regularly documented on this page. We are pleased to have you with us!
Wednesday, 29 November 2023
The posts for the ball catcher are set.
Wednesday, 22 November 2023
The last few metres and then the asphalt layer is ready.
Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Half the square is asphalted.
Monday, 20 November 2023
The company Polytan has arrived and is applying the water-permeable asphalt layer.
Thursday, 2 November 2023
As of today, a laser-guided machine is out and about leveling the course. The second layer of gravel is being laid and the retaining walls on the east and north sides are being set.
Friday, 27 October 2023
The first layer of gravel is in place, the second is partially in place and the edges are prepared. At this point, the clamping stones are placed to which the artificial turf will later be attached.
Thursday, 19 October 2023
The first layer of gravel is laid.
Wednesday, 18 October 2023
The first trucks with gravel arrive at Härlen.
Tuesday, 17 October 2023
Pipes, paving stones and other materials have been delivered over the past few days. Shafts are being moved, pipes and conduits are being laid, and the foundation is being poured.
Friday 06 October 2023
In the past few days, our engineering office has conducted a soil pressure test. The purpose of the test is to determine whether the subsoil provides the best possible support for the new artificial turf. The test was then repeated at three locations that were not quite optimal. Parallel to the new artificial turf field, paving strips are being laid to the left and right of the pitch, in which all the cables will run. At the moment, the ducts are being moved to ensure that there are no ducts or pipes under the new artificial turf pitch.
Friday 29 September 2023
All the sand has been removed – the first stage in the reconstruction is done.
Tuesday 26 September 2023
Work continues on the site as the sand is removed. If things go according to plan, the sand will be completely removed by tomorrow.
Friday 22 September 2023
The sand has been almost completely removed.
Thursday 21 September 2023
The last layer of sand is removed. Some of the gravel underneath is already visible.
Wednesday 20 September 2023
The screening system is in operation and screens the grass fibres out of the quartz sand.
Tuesday 19 September 2023
The screening plant was delivered today. It will be put into operation shortly.
Friday 15 September 2023
The second layer of plastic fibres (grass master) is now removed. The fibres are separated from the silica sand with a sieve. Finally, the yellow silica sand is excavated.
Thursday 14 September 2023
The first layer has now been completely removed.
Wednesday, 13 September 2023
The first layer of the old hybrid turf is almost completely removed.
Tuesday, 12 September 2023
The turf has been removed and disposed of. Now it really does look like a building site.
Monday 11 September 2023
The demolition of the sports field begins. The old turf is removed by a contractor. In the best summer weather, the exciting reconstruction phase begins.
Large equipment arrives.
Would you like to learn more about our fundraising?
Larger projects such as the new building of the Schrote or the renovation of the sports field cannot be financed from the regular school budget. We therefore appreciate the support of the Salem community – parents, alumni, and friends – in the ongoing development of Schule Schloss Salem.