The Department of Landscape Architecture focuses on teaching and research in the field of landscape architecture, with the centre of attention on direct education in studios, with an individual approach to students and solved issues, and the involvement of interdisciplinary workshops within study plans. A key part of the profile of the graduates is to procure detailed knowledge of plant material for its potential application and precise orientation in the management and design of family gardens, public spaces and landscapes at various levels of project documentation.
Scientific and research activities Tuition Consulting and cooperation with practice
The department is involved in the university research programmes. Furthermore, long-term grants are aimed at solving digitalisation of woody plants on the CZU campus, digitalisation of woody plants of gardens near Prague Castle, utilisation of waste water treatment plant sludge and rubble from demolition for creating grassing tiles and for planting of dry slope habitats. An important part of the departmental activities is the designing of public spaces and modified landscapes.
The department guarantees tuition of theoretical (Garden and Landscape Architecture – ABAR, Market and Ornamental Gardening – ATZZ) and practical (Gardening and Landscaping at Mělník – ABZU and Horticulture – ABZ) Bachelor programmes and related Master programmes (Garden and Landscape Architecture – AMAR and Garden and Landscape Planning – AMZO). Teaching in these programmes focuses on versatile education of graduates in the design and management of landscapes and gardens, and in providing detailed knowledge of vegetation material. The basis of tuition lies in the cooperation with external experts, which provides space for interdisciplinary collaboration, and the inclusion of professional excursions into education to ensure broader professional orientation for the graduates.
The department cooperates with The Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening in Průhonice, National Heritage Institute in Prague, Czech Chamber of Architects, Czech Landscape and Garden Society, Civic Association and its division the International Federation of Landscape Architects. The department is also a member of the Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies, under which students are allowed to attend international workshops and other events.
Scientific and research activities
Consulting and cooperation with practice