The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is unique in Cyprus and offers in-depth study of the design and management of natural and man-made landscapes.
The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture aims to provide graduates with comprehensive knowledge in designing and planning landscapes of different scales: public squares to private gardens, golf courses to seaside complexes, roads to national parks, abandoned industrial landscapes to historical monuments, urban sites to protected natural areas.
Although it spans a wide range of applications, the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture emphasizes on the Mediterranean landscape and the particularities of its cultural heritage and its specific environmental conditions. As part of their studies, the students will come into contact with important Landscape Architecture firms dealing with both design and construction of various applications of Landscape Architecture, will become familiar with environmental, technological and cultural issues, will get acquainted with modern theories of landscape design and will be asked to solve a series of landscape design problems of increasing complexity applying specific methodological landscape approaches.
Graduates of the Programme will be competent to combine technical and scientific knowledge with ecological approaches onto creative landscape ideas and proposals for a vast range of landscapes that surround us, and in ways to promote synergies between natural and man-made environments.
Philosophy of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
The Programme in Landscape Architecture seeks to educate Landscape Architects competent to deal with contemporary issues and challenges, as well as sensitive to environmental issues of the Cypriot landscape and the Mediterranean environment.
The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture serves four basic principles:
- Τhe environment, that is designing sustainable open spaces in urban and rural areas
- Τhe socio-cultural dimensions of design, namely the modern concepts of Landscape Architecture and the impact of social, cultural, economic, and political parameters on the design of the landscape
- Τhe natural ecosystems as a valuable force of design, that is the physical and functional aspects of ecology
- Τechnology, as a tool for the constructionof landscape ideas