Master Track of Landscape Architecture
Landscape architecture is emerging as one of the most promising disciplines of the built environment, since we are in need for sustainable living (urban) landscapes. The Landscape Architecture master track at TU Delft (2 years) focuses on the design of space through time and scale and as part of landscape processes.
Landscape architects connect in- and outdoor spaces on the scale of the architectonic ensembles including gardens, the urban spaces including parks and green-blue structures and on the regional scale including metropolitan, rural and infrastructural landscapes. The focus on the architectonic form and the urban system make the relationship with the tracks of Architecture and Urbanism evident. Students learn to see the landscape as a contextual underlay for understanding, ordering and acting spatial transformations. Point of departure are the formal, material and cultural potentials of the site. To develop design skills students in the first year acquire knowledge of plants and vegetation types, soils, hydrology, ecology, sociology, history, theory and methods of landscape architecture. The graduation studio Flowscape, in the second year is structured around projects of our (section of Landscape Architecture) research programme: Landscape Compositions and Systems. Students contribute to the programme in the form of a design research, comparative analysis, design experiments and a research report and are challenged to take a critical position in relation to the discipline, the build environment and society.

On graduation, students receive a Master of Science degree in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences (Landscape Architecture track). With this diploma you can list yourself in the ‘Dutch Register of Architects’ and apply for the title of Landscape Architect in the Netherlands after completing a period of professional work experience.

 

Education activities:

Neretva Recollection: Materiality of War, Flowing Memories and Living Archive

In a sunny late-October week, an interdisciplinary team of seven landscape architecture students and six architecture students made an intensive field trip to the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with Saskia de Wit, Armina Pilav and Aleksandar Stanicic from TU Delft. On site, they were joined by Damir Ugljen, independent researcher in archeology,…

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The Next landscape, a summer school

During the first week of September, a 4-day summer school program was held as part of the Landscape Triennial 2017 program located in the monumental Kleine Vennep Barn, in the area of the future Park 21, the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. The summer school comprises an international group of landscape architecture students from TU Delft, HAS…

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Landscape Graduation Exhibition 2017

At the end of the sprin semester of 2016/2017, the Landscape Graduation Exhibition 2017 showed the work of nineteen graduate students. The exhibition was officially opened on July 5th, 2017, by Berno Strootman.

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OEROL 2017 PIN(K) A PLACE – Disclosing Landscape

Following up former contributions of the chair of Landscape Architecture/TUDelft to the Oerol Festival we are this year developing our fifth project in the framework of Sense of Place – IOPM. The 2017 project has just been named; PIN(K) A PLACE – Disclosing Landscape. This year expedition project focus on Place and Perception and is…

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The stars in the sky

On the 22nd of november the Landscape Architecture master students went on another of many adventures. This time, the path led to Holwerd, a historical village in Friesland on the coast of the dynamic and beautiful Wadden Sea and to the island on the other side, Ameland. Being the biggest tidal area of the world,…

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Field trip Limburg

The new masters students of Landscape Architecture embarked upon the first of, what will soon be, many adventures studying the diverse dutch landscape. The first excursion took the students south from Delft and into the beautiful landscape of Limburg. Limburg offered an entirely different view of the dutch landscape, rolling hills and vineyards were the…

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Institute of Poldering – Landscape under construction

  ‘Institute of Poldering – Landscape under construction’ is a project produced by students of the Faculty of Architecture for the Expedition program of Oerol 2015, Terschelling.1 The chair of Landscape Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture and Oerol have worked together for a couple of years already on the theme ‘Sense of Place’ of…

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TU experimental garden

Last summer students of the Master track Landscape Architecture of the TU Delft could follow a summer course in the Tuinen Mien Ruys in Dedemsvaart, made possible by a generous subsidy of the NHBos Foundation. It was a hands-on workshop in a real life situation addressing the practical skill of planting design, a basic skill for any landscape…

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Oerol 2014 – location, process and project

The location The chair of Landscape Architecture of the Delft University of Technology is for the fourth time contributing to the Oerol festival – Sense of Place. This year we are located on the Eastern part of Terschelling, at Kaapsduin. Kaapsduin is part of a dune complex which has been stabilized by planting natural vegetation…

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A study of Polders in Felt

In February 2013, MSc students of Landscape Architecture were taken to the Nieuwland Museum in Leystad for a three day workshop, led by an artist. Cora Jongsma, who has worked extensively with felt, introduced students to the fascinating similarities between two seemingly incongruent occurrences: the creation of felt from wool and the creation of polders.…

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