Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH)

Fakultät für Architektur und Landschaft


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The Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at Leibniz Universität Hannover (Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences) is based on intensively supervised studios, which help the students to reflect on their own creative activities as well as on developments in contemporary society.

Hannover’s academic philosophy is to combine research with intuition, thus allowing innovative design solutions to flourish. The programme focuses on design topics such as public spaces, green and blue infrastructure, informal settlements and climate change adaptations. The shaping of the landscape through infrastructure, waterways, renewable energy and traffic systems as well as the complex synergies between ecological processes and human intervention form part of Hannover’s main design and research fields. Traditionally, the history of landscape architecture is another focus that has been investigated intensively at Hannover for decades.

Teaching assignments in Hannover are held both by experts and by practitioners, so that theoretical and scientific course content always responds to practical necessities. The STUDIO URBANE LANDSCHAFTEN is an interdisciplinary network for teaching, research and practice. It is an interdisciplinary platform for questions relating to the perception, planning and design of urban landscapes, ranging from regional strategies to local projects. The concept is characterized by an approach to design that combines rational, intuitive and experience-orientated access to knowledge in theory, methodology and implementation. Despite its short history, it has already carried out several research projects funded by external grants and published monographs as well as scientific articles. All research is linked to teaching through design studios, charettes etc. (http://www.urbanelandschaften.de)

The Centre for Garden Art and Landscape Architecture (CGL) is an interdisciplinary research centre led by the faculty`s Institute of Landscape Architecture. It concentrates on the history of garden art, the preservation of historic gardens and contemporary landscape architecture. At the forefront lies the information and exchange of ideas at a national and international level and the presentation of research results to the public by way of publications, lecture series and exhibitions. The research results are regularly integrated into the master’s modules (http://www.cgl.uni-hannover.de).

Website: www.landschaft.uni-hannover.de