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Building Beyond Borders


Building Beyond Borders

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PROGRAMME

Structure

Two modules structure the 30 ECTS postgraduate programme:

Module A (20 ECTS) 

Skills Lab 
towards sustainable architecture

Module B (10 ECTS) 

Live Lab 
of a sustainable Design/Build project

Focus on knowledge and experiment

  • Mix of theory, exercises, and hands-on experiments
  • Design-studio work focused on the conceptual design
  • Field study prospection for the Design/Build project

Focus on project-based learning

  • Design-studio work focused on the final design, development and execution
  • Internship ‘beyond borders’ for the realisation of the Design/Build project

 

Semester 1 (September – February)

  • 18 class sessions of 2 x 8 hours
    • introductory & teambuilding (1)
    • in-depth themes (5)
    • design studio - concepts (7)
    • hands-on learning (3)
    • practical backgrounding (2)
  • 3 workshop weeks of 5 x 8 hours
    • field study abroad
    • design studio - preliminary design / principles
    • design/build integration
  • 1 preparation day (6 hours, Saturday) for field study abroad

Semester 2 (March - August)

  • 3 class sessions of 2 x 8 hours
    • design studio - executional design
  • 1 workshop week of 5 x 8 hours
    • design studio - final design
  • 4 weeks internship abroad