Course syllabus

Landskapsarkitektur och trädgård
Landscape Architecture and Gardens

ASBN26, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2014-04-03

General Information

Main field: Architecture with specialization in Sustainable Urban Design.
Elective Compulsory for: MSUD1
Elective for: A4, MARK1-aad, MARK1-hsu
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of the course is to develop the student’s knowledge about the importance of the landscape, the urban green structure and the garden for living environments, and their understanding for the connection between theory and practice, and to relate this in the form of an individually written essay assignment.

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


The focus of this course is on artistically qualified landscape design. The course deals with various aspects of the landscape and gardens, such as the history of garden design, the transformation of the cultural landscape, the urban landscape and the importance of the natural environment for peoples’ well being. The course provides the students with the opportunity of broadening their references related to artistically advanced design projects and coming into contact with leading practitioners in the field of landscape design. Tuition is in the form of lectures, study tours and individual essay assignments.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Approved assignments, approved essay and at least 80% active participation at lectures, group presentations, study tours and seminars.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ASB111, ASBN25

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ass. professor Peter Siöström,
Further information: With its focus on advanced artistic landscape design, the aim of this course is to inspire and develop the student’s creative ability and be of support for the design assignment in course ASBN16 Sustainable Urban Landscape.