LAR-28306 Studio Urban Design


Studiepunten 6.00

Group work5
Excursion (one day)16
Course coordinator(s)JP Antunes Granadeiro Cortesão
Lecturer(s)JP Antunes Granadeiro Cortesão
MA (Magnus) Weightman (MMEPP coöperatie u.a.)
ir. F (Femke) Visser (Feddes/Olthof landschapsarchitecten)
Pieter Theuws, MSc (KCAP Architects & Planners)
Examiner(s)JP Antunes Granadeiro Cortesão

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

LAR-25806 Studio Site Design, LAR-24306 Landscape Engineering, LAR-29806 Planting, Construction and Representation 1, LAR-27806 Planting, Construction and Representation 2

Continuation courses:

LAR-37809 Studio Regional Design


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:
- analyse urban structures and public space;
- critically assess urban design project precedents;
- know the components of urban design: typologies of outdoor spaces, buildings and circulation systems;
- apply appropriate concepts and approaches to guide innovative design decisions;
- develop alternative urban design concepts and elaborate them through different scales;
- evaluate the design alternatives with regard to social, aesthetical and ethical consequences.


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).

Verplicht voor: BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBScA: Landscape Architecture6WD