Course detail

Urbanism II - Urban Construction

FA-U22CompulsoryBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2010/2011Winter semester2. year of study5  credits

The subject “Urbanism II – building cities” introduces and directs students of architecture faculty in urbanistic problems, it deals with concepts of urbanistic complexes and with attitude to architecture. Accent is put on conceptual principles of single functional elements and operating system. Students are also familiarizing with urbanistic building typology, elements and devices for living, commercial and non-commercial equipment, production, relaxation, verdure, technical equipment and transportation. In lectures and seminars the students shall acquire knowledge about urbanistic designing and are trained to handle basic urbanistic studio.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students completing the course "Urban II - Construction of Cities " will be able to understand the basic urban problems. Acquired knowledge in urban design and typology of types of buildings for residential, commercial and noncommercial software, manufacturing, recreation, green areas, technical facilities and services will be applied in practice and studio work. Knowledge and skills, together with those obtained in other related subjects of urban students applied for the management of multi-disciplinary team of professionals working in urban studies and regional documentation.


Theoretical and practical knowledge of problems and ability to solve them, needed for architectural design activity.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Boeminghaus, D.: Fusgängerzonen, 1992 (DE)
English Partnership/The Housing Corporation: Urban Design Compendium. London 2004 (EN)
Brath, J.: Pešie zóny v meste, 1987 (SK)
English Partnership/The Housing Corporation: Urban Design Compendium 2. London 2006 (EN)
Internet: www www (CS)
Prinz, D., Sttädtebau, 1. a 2. Díl, W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1987 (DE)
Norma ČSN 736110 Projektování místních komunikací (2005) (CS)
Neufert, E., Navrhování staveb, Consultinvest, Praha 1995 (CS)
Šerek, Lhotáková, Sklenář, Pavlíček: Technická infrastruktury. FA VUT 1996 (CS)
Ústav územního rozvoje: Zásady a pravidla územního plánování, ÚUR 2005 (CS)
Sitte, C.: Stavba měst podle uměleckých zásad, 1995 (CS)
Krier, L.: Architektura , volba nebo osud, Academia 2001 (CS)
Maier, K.: Urbanistická čítanka, ČKA Praha 2002 (CS)
Marhold, K.: Sídla, Urbanistická typologie II, ČVUT Praha 1991 (CS)
Vyhlášky MMR ČR (CS)
Gehl. J.: Život mezi budovami, Partnerství, 2000, (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Methods and procedures determined by lecturers teaching in collaboration with teachers leading exercises.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Classified credit shall be given in case of final study turn in, passing of exam work of appropriate quality and in given term and passing final written test, in which it is necessary to gain at least half of points. In case of fulfilling previous conditions the result of control tests, final study including exam work and final test, shall be considered in the scope of subject classification in ratio 50% : 50%.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to problems with building cities
2. Housing and residential complex – I
3. Housing and residential complex - II
4. Housing and residential complex - III
5. Housing and residential complex - IV
6. Civil commercial equipment (shop, services, accommodation)
7. Civil non-commercial equipment (administration, culture, schools)
8. Production and storage facilities and complexes
9. Verdure and relaxation
10. Transportation I (basic typology)
10. Transportation II (transport network, transport service)
11. Transportation III (transport equipment)
12. Technical equipment


Students are familiarized with urbanistic building typology, devices and housing elements, commercial and non-commercial equipment, technical facilities and transportation. During lessons and seminars students also acquire basics of urbanistic designing and are prepared for managing basic urbanistic studio.

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

Concept of each task and final study turn in.