AAR4366 - Architecture 5 City and Town Planning


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course will give knowledge in developing sustainable conceptual urban design proposals as well as urban planning strategies. Additionally it will give a general understanding in sustainability and ecology. Methods for various analysis of urban settings and landscapes are a part of the course. Space, form/ typologies and functions as well as representation techniques are of importance. Students will develop the ability to discuss social ethical issues and understand the mutual relations and implications between community and urban development.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate has ... - basic knowledge of the city's structure, parts and functions. - basic knowledge of building typologies and relevant example projects. - basic understanding of how buildings and landscape play together in the European and Nordic urban context. - basic understanding of the relationship between different actors and the city's design / development over time. Skills: Candidates ... - can use knowledge to shape cities and towns and make physical plans at a fundamental level through artistic and scientific research, idea development and engineering. - master the subject's working methods, analysis and planning tools and expressions on a basic level and can apply these in urban planning and design in a exploratory and experimental manner. - can apply basic knowledge of the subject's natural sciences, social, cultural and technological prerequisites in and for urban development. - Can translate general knowledge and understanding of the rapidly changing physical and economic conditions in today's cities and the relationships between them and physical design. - can develop sustainable conceptual urban development models, urban planning strategies and methods. General competence: Candidates ... - can convey their own architectural work in the form of plans and models at an almost professional level and in an academic context. - takes independent responsibility for their own learning and professional development and can apply their knowledge to new fields. - can reflect critically on their own work, create new understanding frameworks and violate conventions. - can reflect on and position their own academic contribution in relation to ethical issues in the practice of the subject.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, design tasks, literature discussions, workshops, teaching, group work, single work, peer activities, discussion, reflection, interaction, testing of new learning activities. Excursions can be arranged as part of the teaching in the course. At the start of the semester, the course coordinator must inform the students whether the excursions that are carried out are compulsory or voluntary. Compulsory excursions are free for all students, while students who participate in voluntary excursions must expect to pay a small deductible. Students who do not participate in voluntary excursions will be offered an alternative teaching program.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig

Further on evaluation

The assessment in the subject is carried out as a portfolio assessment with corrective oral assessment. The folder must contain digital boards with plans, sketches, drawings, illustrations, descriptive text and model photographs documenting the 3 project works included in the assessment in the subject. The digital plans are delivered together for censorship within the stated deadline. In case of a supplementary oral examination, the student group must make an oral presentation of the project work for the examiner. The right to submit to the exam requires that compulsory exercises have been approved. The postponed exam is carried out early in the following semester so that students who have documented a valid failure/withdrawal at the previous ordinary exam have the opportunity to carry out normal study progression.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)

Required previous knowledge

AAR4300 Arkitektur 1, AAR4415 Arkitektur 2, AAR4416 Arkitektur 3 and AAR4436 Arkitektur 4, or equivalent.

Course materials

Texts, lecture notes, scientific articles, technical literature, film.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
AAR4365 15.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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