The exceptional location of the Hessen Forest School in a natural clearing along with the idea of close cooperation in one place form the basis for an open, free and generously proportioned learning landscape that fits in to its surroundings in a very natural way. Three pavilion-type buildings for the individual year groups are linked via a central atrium. The arrangement and free design of the buildings give rise to a variety of interior and exterior relationships. The oval shape that was chosen for the three pavilions on the one hand creates an atmosphere of security within while opening them up and dovetailing them into the landscape. This enables a wide range of opportunities for pupils and teachers to work both inside and outside the classrooms. A combination of a moving topography, the careful addition of trees to the surrounding woodland and a free system of access routes give rise to a building complex that radiates tranquillity and implicitness, encouraging pupils to learn, play and discover together.