Title Exploring Urban Design Education in Germany
Authors 김현주(Kim, Hyun-Ju)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2023.39.8.3
Page pp.3-13
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Urban Design Education; Curriculum of Urban Design; Study Program of Architecture; Study program of Architecture and Urban Planning; German University
Abstract The aim of this study is to outline the characteristics of urban design curricula in German universities. This outline can then serve as a valuable reference for assessing the current state and guiding the future direction of urban design education within the architectural programs of universities in Korea. Within the architecture education of the chosen universities, the urban design curriculum plays a pivotal role in cultivating a holistic perspective for aspiring architects. It not only delves into the art of designing buildings but also extends the boundaries of architecture. This extension opens up the possibility for architects to envision and shape the future of our environment. The curriculum is thoughtfully structured to empower students to explore these expanded avenues in alignment with their individual interests and aptitudes. The focal point of the urban design curriculum is the design project studio. In a bachelor’s program, a step-by-step progression was established, enabling students to proceed from detailed modules to the urban design studio. Across all the analyzed curricula, a harmonious interlinking between different disciplines was identified. Moreover, urban design education seamlessly integrates various specific fields, including urban design, urban planning, regional planning, urban development, and international urbanism.