A complex of school buildings creating a new school campus located on a green site on the outskirts of Prague. The buildings rise to 3 storeys and include a lower and upper school.A primary determining design factor was context. The buildings are arranged to make the best advantage of the site which to the south side faces a protected natural area of forest dropping into a ravine. The school buildings form a 3-sided courtyard open on one side to give teaching areas a connection with the natural landscape, with the intention that the teaching experience will be thereby enhanced. On the ground floor classrooms have a direct connection to the outdoors and external teaching facilities are provided, as well as extensive and attractive playing areas. The design includes a sports hall, a multi-purpose hall and an internal atrium which also houses the school library.Key to the design are themes of openness, identity and the aim of facilitating communication and the teacher / student relationship. Flexibility is achieved by providing a variety of classroom sizes to cater for special teaching demands (smaller groups, special needs students, etc.) in addition to the home classrooms. Colour is used throughout to aid orientation and differentiate various parts of both the interior and exterior, expressing the various parts of the building at a scale to which the pupils can relate and feel comfortable.A high emphasis is placed on student safety and split levels are used to separate students and visitors. Temperature control and energy use is modified through careful use of orienation and ratio of open to solid walls.The grand opening of the school took place under the auspices of Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. After an opening speech the Princess visited the premises of the new campus. Later she took time to converse with the architects from Lewis & Hickey Praha about the most interesting aspects of the project.