The building seeks to frame a view to Carroll’s Bog and draw the park visitor closer to observe and contemplate the beauty of this unique landscape within Cork city. The design for the EcoLab in Tramore Valley Park is deliberately rudimentary. A solid floor offers groups a platform to congregate within the park. Two gable walls and four columns made of rammed earth enclose the space. The process of “compacting earth” albeit above ground, resonates with the recent history of the site use as a landfill, in creating a compacted landscape. An open timber framed roof reveals a traditional Irish hipped roof structure, while a thatched roof finish offers shelter. Finally, the plan of the building references the architecture of miniature temple. Thus, creating an architecture for thoughts to be discussed and debated within the park landscape.