The Natural History Museum is one of London’s most famous landmark buildings and has become a victim of its own success receiving over 5 million visitors a year. The grounds have always been a somewhat leftover space, used for hosting ad hoc events such as ice skating, photography exhibitions or butterfly houses. In collaboration with Niall McLaughlin and Kim Wilkie, the competition-winning scheme will transform the grounds into an outdoor extension of the museum, helping to organise pedestrian traffic and provide a fitting vision for the museum's next 150 years. Built at a time when the foundations of the natural world were being shaken by Darwin’s controversial publication on the origin of species, the museum's grounds will now tell the story of the evolution of the earth, from its early formation to the emergence of life. The eastern end of the garden will allow visitors to discover the extinct, to see dinosaurs grazing in a primordial forest of ferns and cycads. The story in the west, however, will deal with the future of man's existence on the earth and ultimately his relationship with nature.