The Monash Imagination Tree spans across four levels of the Monash Children’s Hospital and offers a space for patients and their friends and families to run, hide and play collaborative games. Patients and guests can gather to read storybooks or engage in crafts and interactive play while the fifth floor provides a relaxing lounge to sit back and watch the sky change from day to night.
Consulting engineers Waterman AHW, embraced the challenge laid down by Clarke Hopkins Clarke to provide an electrical design delivering the functionality required for a series of ‘leaf’ and ‘cloud’ elements. The structures were required to respond to the interactive engagement of the children using the space by changing colour on command.
At the direction of the architects, Darkon and acoustic panel manufacturer Autex formed a collaborative partnership to construct the required elements, which were fabricated using a combination of RGB-W and Tunable-White LED light sources to allow for a huge range of visual effects.
The Imagination Tree is an incredible space created for children and adults alike that encourages visitors to explore, restore and play through a variety of sensory experiences to provide comfort and inspiration to sick children and their families.