We are here for students
The department is characterised by an open and friendly approach to the students, in whom we try to cultivate a healthy self-confidence and social commitment. We are pleased with our success in competitions and in exhibitions of students’ work. It is best to ask the students themselves how they evaluate the approach of the academic staff. That is why we organise surveys in order to learn how they perceive the individual courses of the curriculum.
Landscape architecture is experiencing great developments in advanced countries and in third world countries. In the United States, the cradle of the discipline, landscape architects are called the profession of the 21st century. We are living in an era known as the Anthropocene, and landscape architecture often assumes the role of the “healer” for areas devastated by human activity. The importance of the practice of landscape architecture for the quality of the environment grows with the hectic urbanisation of the world around us.
Cultivate the environment created by man
The department's academic personnel has extensive experience in the discipline at home and abroad, including successful participation in international competitions. We maintain contacts with professionals and academics on all continents since ecology, one of the building blocks of landscape architecture, goes beyond geographical borders. The institute’s mission is also to promote the comprehension of architecture as a holistic discipline, which cultivates and harmonises the manmade environment.
Responsibility, cooperation, sustainability
We strive to strip away the artificial borders between the individual disciplines such as architecture, landscape architecture, environmental art, scenography and others. We try to cultivate an interest in the manmade environment, in community and social responsibility and in the artistic and technical quality of projects in the students. Another task is to support and teach the students interdisciplinary cooperation, without which the modern practice of architecture could not be imagined. We are looking for the definition of cooperative ecology. We understand sustainability includes social sustainability. With growing urbanisation there is a new task before us – to ensure a quality education of the newly forming agenda of green infrastructure. We are sure that there are those among our students who will significantly influence the development of landscape architecture here and abroad.
What is next?
After the accreditation of master’s studies we will try to get accreditation in the English language. We believe that the CTU in Prague is a unique place in its Central European space that has something to offer students and foreign lecturers. The accreditation of master’s studies makes it possible to develop cooperation with foreign universities as part of bilateral agreements or the Erasmus programme.