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Teaching: Design of green areas and drawing principles

Degree CourseDegree course in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences [L-25] D. M. 270/2004
CurriculumVERDE ORNAMENTALE - Regulations 2014
PrerequisitesInformation currently not available - Italian version
Assessment methods

final paper and oral presentation

Examinations' grades statistics

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Examinations' dates

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Recommended optional courses

Irrigazione e drenaggio

LecturerDavid Grohmann
TypeActivities in similar or in additional educational areas
AreaAffini ed integrative
Implementation proceduresConventional
Course content


Green area design:
- Learn how to deal with a complex problem: introduction to the theory of complex systems;
- Green as a complex system;
- Types and functions of urban and functional green areas;
- Evolution of the concept of parkland and public green;
- Regulatory framework;
- The relationship between planning and design;
- Design Criteria;
- Guidelines for the design of open spaces;
- Principles of visual design;
- The problem of accessibility;
- Preliminary operations;
- Lighting of the green areas;
- Recovery and phytoremediation;
- Principles of environmental engineering.

Design Elements:
- The basics of the process of perception;
- The perception of space and its laws according to the school of Gestalt;
- The preparatory sketch: the creative phase of the design process;
- The representation of space: the foundations of projective geometry;
- Orthogonal and axonometric projections and perspective basic principles;
- Forms of digital representation;
- Digital representation in three dimensions;


Summary of Program

The course addresses issues of parks, green spaces and landscape design, from the various types of green to recovery plans, with particular reference to the elements of design. The course also addresses the issues related to the science of the drawing from the perceptual process to the forms of digital representation and in particular hand drawing and the techniques of 3D representation.

Mode of delivery

Teaching Methods
Classes will be conducted through traditional techniques of lectures combined with moments of practice.

Recommended reading

Reference books

A. Pirani, il verde in città, progettazione del verde negli spazi urbani, ed. Agricole, Bologna, 2004;

A. Toccolini, Piano e progetto di area verde, Maggioli editore, 2002;

G. Oneto, Manuale di architettura del paesaggio, Alinea, Firenze, 2001

M. Docci et al., La scienza del disegno, Città Studi, Novara, 2011;

D.Tal, Google SketchUP for Site Design: a guide to modelling site plans, terrain and architecture, Wiley, Hoboken, 2009;

A. Chopra, Google SketchUp 8 , Wiley, Hoboken , 2011;

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes expected
The course aims to make the student able to control the elements of design and representation relating to a project of urban green areas.

Teaching period

Dates of start and end of teaching activities:
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Teaching calendar

Educational activities schedule
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Teaching support

Support activities
As support activities are scheduled some educational trips in order to verify the knowledge acquired in the field.

Teaching languageItalian

Not required


Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, with lecture halls to be determined.
For more information, please refer to the Department's Website

Individual study
Integration to teaching activity
David Grohmann
PeriodII semester

The SketchUp 2014 is available for free at the following address:

Consulting hours

tuseday 10:30-12:30

friday 10:30-12:30

Consulting location

research unit Landscape and Rural Buildings (ex- DUT, second floor over the Library)

ECTS code2014 - 1631

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