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Kursplan för

ARK347 - Architectural heritage and urban transformation
Kursplanen fastställd 2013-02-21 av programansvarig (eller motsvarande)
Ägare: MPDSD
22,5 Poäng
Betygskala: TH - Fem, Fyra, Tre, Underkänt
Utbildningsnivå: Avancerad nivå
Huvudområde: Arkitektur
Institution: 55 - ARKITEKTUR

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Undervisningsspråk: Engelska
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Blockschema: X
Minsta antal deltagare: 20
Max antal deltagare: 30

Modul   Poängfördelning   Tentamensdatum
Lp1 Lp2 Lp3 Lp4 Sommarkurs Ej Lp
0110 Projekt 7,5 hp Betygskala: TH   7,5 hp    
0210 Projekt 7,5 hp Betygskala: TH   7,5 hp    
0310 Projekt 7,5 hp Betygskala: TH   7,5 hp    

I program



Univ lektor  Lisa Brunnström



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För kurser inom Chalmers utbildningsprogram gäller samma behörighetskrav som till de(t) program kursen ingår i.

Kursspecifika förkunskaper

Qualification for the master programme or Human Geography with a profile in planning or Bachelor of Science in Conservation, with major in Integrated Conservation of Built Environments.


The studio will give and apply knowledge in the field of architectural conservation and urban transformation in a historic and contemporary context and in a sustainable perspective. Further more, it will give insight in the field of planning and design for climate adaption and mitigation within existing urban and constructed area with regard to climate change, infrastructure, transformation. Students will be able to test new knowledge in a critical and reflective way.
The aim is also to design a project of architectural or urban conservation with regard to historical, cultural, functional, technical considerations as well as resource- energy and climate related aspects.

Lärandemål (efter fullgjord kurs ska studenten kunna)

Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the study the students shall have obtained learning outcomes that enable them to:
- Describe and analyze characteristics from architectural, technical, historical, cultural, functional and resource aspects.
- Describe, analyze and balance different values, shortcomings, needs and possibilities in the building and environment.
- Make a program for renewal of a building on basis of acquired knowledge and understanding about the building itself and the opinions and needs of stakeholders and owners.
- Give ideas and sketch proposals for conceptual solutions, and visualize and communicate them with other students (in critics), local authorities and civil servants, experts, owners and stakeholders
- Exhibit knowledge and understanding of architectural and urban heritage and conservation and the impact of physical threats.
- Be able to reflect upon their professional role in relation to a cultural heritage and sustainable development as well as be oriented about other relevant professions and their tasks in conservation matters ¿ in particular civil servants, conservationists, engineers and craftsmen.

Ability and skill

- be able to properly register and document buildings and sites through digital mappings as well as manual tools.

- be able to use methods for searching for information, examining, interpreting and estimating
architectural heritage vectors, design and characteristics of buildings and identify indicators

- be able to describe, analyze and interpret a local situation in a broad perspective, including spatial and architectural characteristics as well as environmental, social and economic aspects.

- exhibit ability to design and project for conservation, rebuilding and transformation of a building and site in a historic urban context, with reference to scientific, or experience-based knowledge and value-based arguments

- be able to visualise and communicate different proposals for students, clients, stakeholders and experts
- perform, visualize and describe a proposal for restoration and renewal in a project of architectural or urban conservation with regard to historical, cultural, functional, technical considerations as well as resource- energy and climate related aspects

Ability of Assessment and Attitude

- compare and assess various sources and statements concerning the concepts of conservation/restoration/transformation, as well as their relation to sustainable development

- understand and coordinate knowledge from different disciplines and sectors in proposals for actions and measures of conservation

- combine scientific and artistic approaches in the design process

- evaluate physical impact on and climate change on the built environment


The studio contains design projects of architectural or urban conservation and development, with regard to historical, cultural, social, functional, technical considerations as well as resource, energy and climate related aspects.
Relevant lectures with regard to climate change, environment, development, policy and management will be given by local authorities. Other lectures will focus on urban space, architectural conservation, buildings and their construction, energy issues and building materials.
The design studio includes site activities in chosen site. The assignments will be carried out in smaller groups. The work on the course assignments will be supported by lectures, study visits, literature seminars and field studies as well as workshops with analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) in the perspective of conservation and transformation in a sustainable development


The studio is full time, project and design based. The number of participants in the studio is limited. As the studio is within the masters¿ program design for sustainable development (MPDSD), students who are admitted to MPDSD will have priority.
Extern and intern lecturers will be engaged in fields of their competence. For tuition lecturers, assistant and practicing architects are at hand.

The studio is divided into several parts. One part focuses on investigating, understanding and analyzing.

Midterm presentation and critics will be conducted.

In depth study. Knowledge from previous parts and programs set up will be used to work on planning and design projects that can support the objectives and strategies developed in the earlier stages. These projects may be carried out at different spatial levels. Planning and design projects are developed in smaller groups. Each group will set up a program for a planning and/or design project based on the results developed.

Final presentation and critique with guest critics at the end.
The projects will be presented for owners, local authorities and civil servants.


A list of compulsory and reference literature will be presented at the start of the course.


To pass the studio the following is required:
¿ attendance and active participation at lectures, seminars and other scheduled activities (at least 80% presence)

¿ active participation in group work, presentations and cross-critics

¿ delivery of course assignments of sufficient quality (fulfilling the requirements regarding content and presentation of the assignments respectively)

¿ active participation in exhibition/presentation

Sidansvarig Publicerad: må 13 jul 2020.