9. Reinforcing infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

TC-GlobalGoals-Icon09Investing in TenCate Field in a box™ means investing in an innovative infrastructure. These sustainable and affordable community centres offer countless opportunities for sport, social development and economic growth. Technological innovation plays a crucial role. The application of modern technologies is a prerequisite for sustainable industrialisation and growth.

The community centre itself, complete with synthetic turf system, lighting, water management and other high-quality facilities, is already a showcase of sustainable innovation. More than that: it is precisely thanks to modern technologies that the centre is economically and financially feasible. Technological innovation is at the heart of sustainable development and drives progress. That is why it is vital that innovations also find their way to disadvantaged areas. TenCate Field in a box™ is an example of this process in action. 

Innovative technologies and sustainable modules are applied in the construction of the playing field. A range of systems are available, including a system with the TenCate Accorder™ stabilisation layer. This provides a reduction of 65% in CO2 emissions during transport and installation compared to traditional groundwork systems. Thanks to the efficient construction, the synthetic turf system can be transported and delivered in a single container. For traditional systems, three or four containers are required. Much less land needs to be excavated during laying and local materials such as sand, gravel, debris and/or laterite can be used as filling. 

Another solution is TenCate Ecocept™. This structure can reuse a total of approximately 14 tonnes of end-of-life plastics and rubber. A third solution, GreenSource™, makes it possible to filter and reuse local, contaminated or pumped water. 

TenCate Field in a box™ offers a wide range of sustainable modules, all of which stem from a responsible vision that provides an optimal life cycle and a reasonable price tag. 

In summary, this project:

  • Provides an optimal system solution based on innovative technologies and sustainable modules;
  • Makes extensive use of local infrastructure;
  • Promotes social, economic and ecological development;
  • Reuses raw materials, end-of-life plastics and rubber;
  • Filters and reuses water;
  • Provides an optimal life cycle at a reasonable cost.
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