Constructing contemporary landscapes requires specific skills and innovative solutions to achieve sustainability goals and improve functions and benefits of green areas in the urban environment. Skills and innovative solutions are needed to turn a project idea into a constructed reality. The basis for the enduring success of a constructed green area is therefore a respect for the properties of the materials used, as well as construction methods suitable for materials and functions. The course gives a basic overview of materials, construction methods, and vegetation techniques used in urban-context planning.
Expected learning outcomes
Soil components, properties, classification. Soil protection. Grade and quality criteria of plantings. Groups plantings by use. Lawns and other seeded areas. Ground modeling and earthworks. Planting technique and care of vegetation surfaces. Laying out and care of lawns and meadows. Surface drainage. Vertical planting. Green roofs.
Lesson period: Second semester
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