AAR4851 - Urban Triggers


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100 A

Course content

The course will provide a general introduction to project-driven urban development: what is an Urban Trigger and how can we as architects identify, create and work on an Urban Trigger.
The course is to give knowledge about the roles and the management responsibilities of the architect in an urban development project, with emphasis on the early stages of the project development.
The course will introduce the current discourse on circular economy, ecology and resource systems as well as discussing the notion of intelligent systems.

Learning outcome

The students shall have an overview on relevant methods related to the architechts task in project development, and get knowledge and training with the use of ICT tools for analysis, modeling / visualization, presentation and sale of projects.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and workshops. Project work are accomplished individually or in groups. A voluntary study trip might be arranged. Students who decide to participate cover their own travel expenses. Students who choose not to participate in the study trip will obtain an equivalent learning outcome by researching information from alternative sources during the study trip.

Further on evaluation

You can register for a re-scheduled examination in the next exam period

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)

Required previous knowledge

Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor in architecture or equivalent. The subject is to be taken in connection with AAR4540 Urbanism and is only open for those having that subject.

Course materials

Different course material, selected textbooks and articles.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 5

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architectural Design and Management
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning



Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 100/100 A

Release 2020-12-14

Submission 2020-12-21

Release 12:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS work 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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