Almere, Netherlands

Architecture and Urbanism: Sustainability Aspects

when 13 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
duration 1 week
credits 2.5 EC
fee EUR 750

The course examines the architecture and urbanism of two European cities with a very different background: Barcelona was founded as a Roman city and has been growing through the ages; Almere is the youngest city in The Netherlands and has jumped straight into the future. But there is something they have in common: they both put innovation into perspective and have sustainability in the core business of their development.

The buildings and sites to be visited are an example of an efficient use of technology and energy saving. They are all part of the change in the architectural model that is contributing to improve the daily life of the citizens and the city services management.

Course leader

Bas ten Brinke

Target group

Everyone interested in a sustainable approach of architecture and town development, with no or limited background in this field of expertise.

Course aim

• Know first hand how new technologies are being applied in intelligent buildings and smart cities
• Experience what architects and town planners are doing to create a more sustainable environment
• Understand the benefits that the city can offer through the shift from a traditional to a sustainable and intelligent model

Credits info

2.5 EC
This course delivers 2.5 ECTS per stage + Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 750: Housing not included