The extensive campus of the Eckenberg Academy is located on a scenic hillside overlooking the town of Adelsheim. This boarding school is owned and operated by the state of Baden-Württemberg. The entire campus consists of 11 individual buildings from the 1960s and 70s. The solitary two and three story buildings line the slope in a regular fashion - but this regularity lacks a visible hierarchy, and there is no perceivable campus center.
With the new Forum, a campus center is both physically and functionally established. The new building provides - within an area of 26 x 26 meters - an auditorium, a library, a café, classrooms, and a multi-functional meeting space. Supported by three mammoth columns, the distinctive honeycomb roof slab reduces the weight of the supporting structure, while bringing natural illumination into the deepest corners of the building.