Course syllabus

Skandinavisk arkitektur och stadsbyggnad II
An Outline of Scandinavian Architecture and Urbanism II

ABFN15, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-20

General Information

Elective for: A4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course aims at giving students understanding and basic knowledge and ability to discuss qualities of Scandinavian urban architecture.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Emphasing 20 and 21th-century urbanism, the course comprises lectures and seminars, as well as excursions in Denmark and Sweden. It mediates knowledge, training and understanding of giving form to the encounter between new and old urban architecture and focuses in particular on the functions, construction, material, administration and renewal of buildings. Training is given in how buildings are adapted to contemporary demands on functions, technical equipment, form and access by the physically handicapped.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: During the course, constant reference is made to individuals’ levels of knowledge: each gives a preliminary account of his or her work-in-process on a project that is assessed. At the end of the course, each gives in words, drawings and images a final account of this project that the other students assess critically. Successfully to complete the course, a student must attend not less than eighty per cent of the lectures and study visits; actively take part in preliminary and final assessments; and gain approval for his or her project.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 10.
The course overlaps following course/s: ABF115

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Mats Edström,
Course coordinator: Professor Kerstin Barup,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is held primarily for international-exchange students.