We were recently shortlisted for the design of a new education space for Carlow Educate Together Primary School. The Learning Tower is a series of stacked play and learning spaces that create a strong visual connection to the Sugar Factory Lime Tower. Made entirely from native Irish larch timber, it comprises a series of platforms and rooms, each with it’s own size, character and view to the surrounding landscape. A large, covered space at the base accommodates 30 students. A winding staircase contains two tiered enclosures and leads to a viewing platform at the top. Both metaphorically and visually, a strong connection is made to the world outside and the important history of the site.