Course detail

Integration of Structures to Landscape

FAST-AR051Acad. year: 2020/2021

Design of a structure is only a part of system of activities leading to final and successful realization of a structure. After finishing building activities it is very important to integrate the structure to the environment. The structure should naturally merge with the surrounding. Despite the structure shape, the terrain adjustment might significantly help in this effort.


Institute of Water Structures (VST-VST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge in following areas:
- integration of structures to landscape,
- design of the structure surrounding with respect to the environment (city, industry, rural, forest,...)


Basic knowledge of civil engineering, fysik, ekologie, biologie.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Environment - basic information, terminology
2. Environmental treatment - evaluation of impacts, components of environment, strategic problems
3. Main principles of landscape ecology
4. Function of forest in landscape ecology - introduction (production function, soil protection, climatic, biotic, estetic, social, ...)
5. Landscape ecology - concept
6. Evolution and classification of landscape, structure and dynamics
7. Stress theory, lanscape stability
8. Civil structures in landscape
9. Problem of integration of civil structure in landscape
10. Construction elements used for terrain adjustment (ramps, stairways, retaining walls, terrain benchs, sidewalks, ...)
11. Materials the elements
12. Realization of terrain adjustments, composition of vegetation in
space and kinds
13. Designer's Technological workflow of refilling, restoration or creation new vegetation for new spaces.


Integration of structures to landscape. Design of the structure surrounding with respect to the environment (city, industry, rural, forest,...)

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-APS (N) Bachelor's

    branch APS , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer