Dutch Architecture meets Dutch Landscape Architecture
Learn about the historical connection between Dutch architecture and Dutch landscape architecture. And discover how these fields are becoming ever more intertwined in practice today. How can challenges such as climate change, sustainability and green cities lead to new shapes and different materials, inspiring expressions or even give rise to new architectural typologies?
The program in a nutshell
During this exchange program, you’ll be challenged to make a site-specific design. It has to incorporate both building and landscape elements. And it must be a comprehensive design for a location and program of your choice within the municipality of Arnhem.
You’ll visit the highlights of modern projects where both disciplines coincide. Get a hands-on, inside-out experience on location. And discover and learn how to use design tools.
Be part of a mixed group of students from different countries and with different educational backgrounds. They could be studying architecture, landscape architecture or some form of design. Learn from each other.
- History of modern Dutch architecture and landscaping
- Urban planning
- The cultural landscape
- Building analysis
- Historical reflection
- Design process
- Lectures and guest lectures
- Individual and group tracks
- Clear and comprehensive paper handling an architectural theme and its development over time.
- Clear and comprehensive architectural analysis, presented visually.
- Clearly stated and presented architectural design which gives a solution for the project definition.
- Clear and comprehensive paper(s) on products, design process and professional development.
- Clear and comprehensive visual presentation.
- Clear and comprehensive project definition covering the chosen theme and project task.
The academic year runs from late August / early September to mid July.
- write a paper on Dutch architecture.
- create an architectural analysis and present it visually.
- create a clearly stated and presented architectural design which gives a solution for the project definition.
- write one or more papers with reflections on products, design process and professional development.
- visually present your design and communicate its authenticity.
- formulate a project definition on your chosen theme and chosen project task.
You strengthen these competences during the program:
Subject competences (level 3):
- Initiating and guiding: define theme and problem / project task (design project definition)
- Designing: architectural design (drafting and assessing alternatives in design phases)
- Specifying: detailing and materialization (prepare project data for permit application)
- Monitoring, testing and evaluating: Planned and project work in cyclic processes
Generic competences (level 3).
- Conducting research: researching, collecting and analyzing architectural data
- Communicating and collaborating: communication visual and authentic manner
- Managing and innovating: steer professional development, determining your position
Dutch way of learning
The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at HAN you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions and give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative and to discover things for yourself.
HAN International Intro
Get a good start to your studies during this week of orientation:
- learn about living in the Netherlands
- become familiar with the campus
- get on board with your exchange program
- make new friends!
What about credits and grading?
At HAN we use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, or ECTS. It’s the standard credit system used in higher education across Europe. How does it work? One credit = 28 hours of study. Think of contact hours. Time spent working on assignments. Preparing for exams.
One semester = 30 credits = 840 hours of study. To earn credits, you need to pass your exams. What counts as a pass? A grade of at least 5.5.
What are the admission requirements? And how do I apply?