852107 Project II in landscape architecture

Project course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Manser, Heidi , Brunner, Anna , Haller, Anabel , Maier-Sohn, Laura , Ivkovic, Srdan , Haid, Amelie , Schwieger, Leonard , King, Nina , Sailer, Deborah , Wiesbauer, Laura Rose , Barna, Dorottya Emma , Altrichter, Ines , Engl, Rita , Klamminger, Bianca , Klotz, Georg , Mayer, Barbara , Brandstätter, Barbara , Gröblacher, Hannes , Zimmermann, Elisabeth , Backhausen-Nikolic, Julia , Frosch, Verena
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Building upon Project I in Landscape Architecture, students develop a design for a specific place in Vienna in Project II.

The course includes a project-based examination of open space themes, including park, plaza, and residential green space, although an emphasis is given to public and semi-public space.

In the course of theoretical and practical work, emphasis is given to the recognition, understanding, and implementation of design ideas; spatial perception and definition; urban ecology and planning contexts; and the use and function of public open space.

The entire design process is translated exemplarily onto a specific place.


Previous knowledge expected

Knowledge of completed courses: CAD; Drawing and Presentation Techniques; Technical Drawing; Sketching (Project I), Design Basics in Landscape Architecture.
It is recommended to attend the course Landscape Architecture I simultaneously.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The students will develop the skills independently and critically to define and solve project-oriented, open space schemes, under the consideration of design, social, aesthetic, ecologic, and material-based changes. In the course of the class, students will learn how to develop design concepts based on the specificity of a place with its spatial, functional, and urban context, and produce models, plans, and text to communicate their ideas. The structure of the course introduces the students to the different project phases: site survey and site analysis (knowledge of site is derived from a process of surveying, analysis, documentation, and definition of the spatial situation); brainstorming; and concept development, which transfers into pre-design. Presentation skills are practiced regularly on hand of plans, models, and verbal discussion in the various phases of project development. The skills already acquired in previous classes (see expected knowledge) flow into all of the project phases and are supported theoretically by the lecture Landscape Architecture I.

You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.