The courtyard of the Nostra Llar School in Sabadell (Barcelona) has been transformed into a stimulating place with sensory learning. COFO architects participated in this project as architecture advisor to the school and the parents association. Through an intense team effort, a strategy to improve the courtyard’s climate and function was implemented. A light canopy has been set to provide shade during the hot summer days. Big colourful circles have been painted by the parents on floor and walls to organise the space and brighten the grey courtyard. Games and workshops can now be organised in the different circles, encouraging the open-air realisation of learning activities. The courtyard becomes an active element of the school.

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