Pflichtmodul - Landscape Architecture in urban planning

  Structural change in Kalk © A. Timpe

The landscape forms the basic foil of the city. Natural features and planned green infrastructure shape urban structures in visible or invisible ways to this day. At the same time, the city creates its own structures of non-built spaces consisting of streets, squares, gardens, parks and other types of open space. Alongside interior spaces such as the home, the workplace and others, open spaces form an essential component of the urban living space.


Landscape architects design urban open spaces according to social, ecological and functional requirements. In doing so, they apply their specific knowledge of usage requirements and intensities, the use of plants and vegetation, ground coverings, landscape architectural space formation, etc. The aim of the sub-module "Landscape Architecture in Urban Planning" is to get to know the basics of landscape architectural design and the landscape architectural design repertoire and to apply them in an exercise in order to become capable of dialogue and cooperation with landscape architects in the practice of urban planning. 

This year, the garden of the Episcopal Academy of the Diocese of Aachen will serve as our case study. After various parts of the garden were recently merged, we will develop ideas and designs with the academy team on how this garden can be used more intensively and open up to the city.

First Session: Wed., 13.04.23, 10:30 a.m., Institute of Landscape Architecture

Exam Date: Thurs, 20.07.23, 10:30 Uhr