We have been awarded First Prize in an open competition for the design and construction of an outdoor classroom and learning landscape for Skerries Educate Together primary school. Our approach was to design a ‘natural’ landscape of hills, dips and clearings into which we placed a simple timber classroom. The structure will be built from native Irish douglas fir and larch on a lightweight timber substructure. Two hills will be created to enclose an outdoor amphitheater for play and performances. Other landscape features, which will be added in phases, include a pond, willow maze, orchard and horticulture garden. Construction will start this autumn.