Peacehaven Community Farm Sensory Space

The Peacehaven Community Farm Sensory Space (LeBauer Park, Greensboro, NC) was designed by PAC3, a public art collaboration between Cynthia Frank and Carrie Gault (happyboxarchitecture.com).

The Sensory Space is an interactive, inclusive sculpture designed for both the particular audience of children with sensory differences, and for the general public. Highlights | the curve of the wall is angled to create overhangs for easier handicap access; a playful mosaic “wave” uses bright colors to improve its visibility and pop off the 2D surface; varied textures of glass tile invite visitors to run their hands along the wall; playground components introduce motion and sound; engraved words offer opportunities to vocalize; handmade mosaic mandalas address each of the 5 senses; holes through the wall create a view to the other side; hidden tiles encourage an active treasure hunt. (Watch video and view process and details in pop-up galleries below.)

Peacehaven Community Farm Sensory Space had the honor of being selected by the Society of American Mosaic Artists juried show for their Mosaic Arts International 2017 Site-specific Mosaic Exhibition.



PAC3: We believe public art can, and should start a conversation with its audience. We create “place” by bringing together dynamic form, creative imagery and meaningful content. We connect artwork with the surrounding cultural and physical landscape. We design to engage.