GESTALT is a German concept that describes the essential formal conditions of a whole, that it is more than the sum of its parts. That applies in things, like this unique forest in Germany. It is fairly ironical that in order to make architecture we have to destroy nature. Actually, architects are not conscious about this tragedy. That is one of the reasons why our new civilisation is still insecure about Architecture. In that sense, we have a tremendous responsibility: to anticipate new possible futures... but within remaining forest and prairies. Future surviving cities will have to get integrated defining reality through a different Gestalt. Picture: Forest near Stanbergsee, Bavaria, July 1999. Photo by Pouchulu.