We have designed this internal courtyard to be full of sensory elements including colour, light, sound, texture and scent which all provide therapeutic benefits to children with complex health issues.
The movement of water and its sensory properties of sound, light refraction and touch was very important to the school.
Outdoor bubble tubes provide colour changing water movement and we have placed these to be seen from inside the building as well as being enjoyed from outside. They look wonderful at dusk.
Utilising an existing drainage channel in the courtyard we designed a simple water play feature served by a push tap that feeds a small amount of water into the channels at a time. Children can touch and maniple the water as it flows downhill.