LARC40370 Landscape Design Competition 2

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module is open to stage 3, 4 and 5 students of landscape architecture and related disciplines (architecture, urban design, structural engineering, art) with advanced skills in spatial and object design. The module introduces international landscape architectural competitions as an essential part of professional design activity and requires a strong interest and commitment in competing in a landscape architectural competition.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On participating in this module students should be able to:

- Participate in professional (+ international) competitions
- Identify the methodical steps in design processes from analysis to conceptual design and master-planning and further to detailed design.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the palette of materials available to spatial and object design.
- Understand the role of the designer (landscape architect, architect, urban designer, civil engineer, artist) in a complex urban project.
- Appreciate the importance of appropriate graphic communication.
- Demonstrate a specific design attitude

Indicative Module Content:

Key topics addressed in this module are:
international landscape architectural student competition;
design methodology and design process;
working in a (multidisciplinary) team;
graphic communication - coherency and legibility of drawings,
lay out, diagraming, rendering.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The key teaching and learning approaches used in this module are:
studio work;
self-directed project-based learning;
team work
regular graphic (and verbal) presentations.
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Interim presentations/reviews of stage work Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Portfolio: Presentation and submission of coursework at the end of term Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% Yes


Attendance: Active participation and attendance throughout the course Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Stage work will be discussed in interim presentations and verbal feed back given within the session. After the submission of the competition entry the proposals will presented to and discussed i.e. assessed by the class. Interim and final marks will be released within 2 weeks after the presentations.