852314 Landscape design project

Project course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2022
Languages of instruction


Analysis of a given space from a lansdscape-architectural point of view; conceptual interpretation, preliminary design and design will be worked out.

The following courses can provide important synergies for the Landscape design project: 852313 Design and Planting, 852309 CAD in Landscape Architecture, 852311Modeling.

There will be two groups with different topics:

“Es lebe der Zentralfriedhof” (Wolfgang Ambros, 1975) – How can we transform one of the largest cemeteries of the world to address future urban and landscape challenges?
VIENNA CENTRAL CEMETERY was planned in 1863 when the existing communal cemeteries in Vienna proved to be insufficient. On a site of 2.4 square kilometres, the Central Cemetery hosts more than 330.000 graves and 3 million interments. While initially the cemetery was located on the city’s outskirts, through time, it has become part of the Vienna urban landscape. Considering the shift of burial habits and the consequent availability of open space, the studio aims to explore the possibility to integrate other habitats, as urban recreation and natural and ecological ones.
Based on a comprehensive and systemic analysis, we will discuss cross-scale strategies to transform Vienna Central Cemetery. The outcome will be a design project for a specific part of the cemetery (individual work). This process deals with topics like historical development, urban recreation, mourning and commemoration, plants and planting design, landscape urbanism and sustainable development, to name some. The course will be bilingual (German/English).

In the group supervised by Roland TUSCH, entries are being prepared for the international student competition IDEENWETTBEWERB SONNENINSEL LINSENDORF. The project area is located in the Carinthian municipality of Gallizien, next to the Drava river and is part of the UNESCO Global Geopark Karawanken/Karavanke. The competition is looking for groundbreaking ideas for future developments of the unique landscape, which will be elaborated in detailed designs. The course is coordinated with the competition in terms of content and timing. After completion of the course, the designs can be submitted to the competition.

Previous knowledge expected

*Successful completion of the following courses is recommended: Landschaftsarchitektur I, Gestaltungslehre, Darstellungsmethoden, Konstruktives Zeichnen, Projekt zu Landschaftsarchitektur I+II, CAD-gestütztes Projekt, Modellbau, Exkursion zu Landschaftsarchitektur I+II.

*It is expected that the student is able to work independently in the analysis as well as the design-phase and know how to represent landscape architectural plans and presentation posters.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

draft processes in landscape architecture - to achieve an advanced standard in open space design;
subject specialization in the field of landscape architecture on the comprehensive implementation of the landscape architectural design , which is carried out by ways of example and project-related;
The acquired knowledge of graduates include the theoretical discussion of landscape architectural issues and the design process;
Students are able to independently carry out the landscape architectural design in its entire sequence after completion of the course;
The competencies include problem definition , creating the spatial analysis with the consequent written plan and implement the creative proposals in the context of landscape architectural design;
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.