„School Sport in Western Siberia“
17. November 2021
CONICA also enjoys a good reputation in Russia. On the spacious outdoor facilities of the new school No. 48 in Tyumen, various CONIPUR coverings have been installed that not only withstand the load of 1,200 pupils, but also the climate there.
Around 816 800 people live in Tyumen, West Siberia Tyumen. Today Tyumen is a center of industry, science, culture, education and medicine. Many large oil and gas companies such as Gazprom, LUKoil, Gazpromneft and Shell have their representative offices in Tyumen. The city is also home to several universities and colleges.
The population of Tyumen is growing continuously. New neighbourhoods are being created that require the corresponding infrastructure. For example, School No. 48 opened in 2021 after only two years of construction. It serves the new residential area “Zvezdny Gorodok”, where mainly young families with children live. There is room for 1,200 pupils in the 54 classrooms. The facility offers accessibility for people with reduced mobility. These include tactile contrast signs, lifts and ramps. The spacious outdoor facilities are a highlight. There, the local LLC “Factory of Polymer Coatings” installed a good 3,700m2 of CONICA sports and play surfaces to suit the respective requirements.
The right substrate for every occasion
The outdoor facilities of School No. 48 offer the right playground for pupils at every educational level and sporting preference. Accordingly, the most diverse CONICA coverings are used.
CONIPUR SP, the most cost-effective World Athletics-certifiable running track system from CONICA, is ideal for demanding amateur and school sports. The 3-mm-thick top layer is installed using a spray coating method that saves time and costs. CONIPUR SP is water-permeable – no need for costly drainage. The sustainable 2-layer system consists of a PUR top layer and a 10-mm-thick elastic layer made of recycled granules. This covering is thus particularly economical and resource-saving.
CONIPUR EPDM is composed exclusively of virgin materials and characterised by the highest level of quality and durability. This single-layer PUR-bonded EPDM covering can be installed quickly, making it cost effective. Seamless and even, CONIPUR EPDM is suitable for almost every type of sport. After rain, the surface dries quickly and is again ready for playing on.
CONIPUR 2S, like CONIPUR EPDM, is a PUR-bonded EPDM covering and has similar properties. However, it has a two-layer structure. Due to the recycled granules in the elastic layer, it is extremely cost-effective, especially for coverings with a higher layer thicknesses.
CONIPUR PG, a fall protection surface covering for outdoor playgrounds, rounds off the portfolio. It can absorb a high level of (fall) energy and thus also protect small children from injury. CONIPUR PG is water-permeable, easy to clean, weather-resistant and durable. The surface is designed with coloured, UV-stable EPDM granules.
Coverings for a tough everyday life
The clients attached great importance to hard-wearing and yet attractive coverings. Use with cleated shoes should not affect the surfaces any more than the climatic conditions. The continental climate prevailing in the region is characterised by rapid temperature changes. The average temperature is -17°С in January and +18°С in July, although peak values of -50 °C to 38 °С have already been measured.
However, the coverings were intended not only to be functional, but also aesthetically pleasing. The surfaces were artistically designed for this purpose with coloured EPDM coatings. Thus, highly functional and attractive outdoor facilities will be available to the pupils for many years.