Department 1’s primary field of interest is the contemporary landscape and its buildings. Cities and landscapes find themselves in a constant state of transformation, as a materialised expression of the global changes underway. It is the architectonic approach to this dynamic, and issues brought into light by this transformation process, which forms the basis of the department’s course offerings. Project assignments seek architectonic answers to the roles that buildings, cities, and open spaces play within this dynamic context.
The Department focuses on special competencies within the following fields of interest: urban architecture, residential housing planning, urban planning, landscape planning, and garden design, as well as urban theory and urban transformation.The Department’s profile and specific field of responsibility are especially emphasised in the Master’s programme. The Bachelor programme aims to instill in students a sense of architectonic understanding and methodology.