THE DEPARTMENT OF URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR INTERNATIONAL (REGULAR COURSE, ERASMUS, BRAZILIAN) AND HUNGARIAN STUDENTS SPRING 2015/2016
URBAN DESIGN 2
neptun code: BMEEPUIA601 / design studio with 6 hours weekly for 6 credits for Regular students
Urban Design 2. is the main practical course of the Department of Urban Planning and Design.
The design task: After the analysis of a bigger urban environment, the task is to prepare an urban design concept for a bigger urban unit in group work of at least 2 students, and later develop it into an urban scaled architectural design (public space design or development plan) by individual work. The tasks can deal with urban renewal programs like rehabilitation of inner city areas, restoration of historic quarters or upgrading the grey zone between the peripheries of the densely built urban core and the suburban settlements. The site of the design task is the same settlement or urban environment for all students, since the studio work is accompanied by common site visits, lectures and project presentations, where the possibility to learn from each other is also an important factor.
neptun code: BMEEPUI0805 / 2 credits series of lectures every Wednesday starting at 14.15 for Regular, Erasmus and Brazilian students
The course is a series of lectures of the eighth semester of the regular MSc curriculum and an elective course for Erasmus and Brazilian students, with 2 hours lecture weekly.
The goal of the course is to get students acquainted with the multidisciplinary characteristics of Urban Design, Urban Planning and Urban Studies. The semester is divided into three blocks dealing with (1) the issues of contemporary urbanity; (2) related fields of science and (3) planning tools in various field of the profession. In the series of lectures some invited experts of various fields and professors of the Department of Urban Planning and Design are presenting lectures on various topics.
DEPARTMENT’S DESIGN 1
neptun code: BMEEPUIT601 / design studio with 3 hours weekly for 3 credits (Thursday at 13.15) for Regular, Erasmus and Brazilian students
A special urban design course conducted by the Department of Urban Planning and Design focusing mainly on urban public space design with the help of invited lecturers and landscape designer consultants.
The course is a partly theoretical and partly practical course where students get acquainted with special issues and problems of public space definition, public spaces usage and public space design. In the design assignment all students deal with one area, where starting from the analysis of a greater urban entity we narrow down the design problems to handling the publicly attainable spaces in between buildings. The design task is accompanied by the analysis of the urban environment and contains the conceptual design of a specific public space.
neptun code: BMEEPUI0423 / 2 credits series of lectures every second Thursday starting at 17.15 for Regular, Erasmus and Brazilian students
Hungarian cities are sculptural vestiges of the East-Central European urbanization processes from the past. The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the specific emergence and development of the Hungarian settlement portfolio. The topic will be presented through the different historical periods of urban growth. Each era will be outlined through the historical, economic and social background, the settlement establishment and development factors, such as town-forming role of nationalities, religions, social stratification and Soviet influence on town planning. We will demonstrate the specific environment-forming activities and the typical Hungarian characteristics of morphology, townscape and floor plan. A one-day study trip will take place at the end of the course to get personal on-field experiences. (travel costs circa 5000 HUF)
ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS
neptun code: BMEEPUI0995 / 6 credits consultation and individual research with the guidance of tutors for Erasmus students
Individual research with the professional guidance of the tutors of the department dealing with various individual topics. See details and different topics in Neptun.