LAR-28306 Studio Urban Design


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Group work5
Excursion (one day)16
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. ir. A van den Brink
Lecturer(s)D Jauslin
prof. dr. ir. A van den Brink
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. A van den Brink

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

LAR-24306 Landscape Engineering.


Landscape architects are increasingly involved in the design of urban environments such as housing, commercial and inner city improvements. With their knowledge about landscape processes and living materials, they can contribute to landscape and sustainability issues in the cities. They are able to respond to the unique context of the urban landscape. Often, in such projects, developers or municipalities define the building programme. The task for the landscape architect is to combine the programme with the various interactions in the landscape system. On the other hand, many future urban developments are hard to predict. Therefore, urban design interventions also need to be responsive to such uncertainties and the landscape architect needs to choose a suitable design procedure to address this issue. In this design studio the students work on a scale level of 1:5000 to 1:100 and face the complexities of landscape, urban functions, buildings and composition related to urban design.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- describe building types, access systems and related outdoor space types;
- analyse urban environments according to urban design parameters;
- use suitable design strategies to deal with unpredictability;
- create original and imaginative design solutions;
- design with ethical implications (e.g. gender, multicultural society) in mind ;
- apply advanced level of visualization techniques to represent designs attractively;
- assess their designs with a self-critical attitude by means of a reflection paper.


To extend reference knowledge:
- lecture and exercises;
- reference studies;
- excursions;
To practice urban design:
- design studio.


- evaluation of exercises, reference analysis;
- assessment of the work submitted during the design studio (interim presentations and final presentation).


A catalogue with relevant reference examples will be provided.

Compulsory for: BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBScA: Landscape Architecture6WD