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Course syllabus 2_VPR_U - Public Areas (FAD - WS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture and Design
Course unit code: 2_VPR_U
Course unit title:
Public Areas
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly (on-site method)
seminar1 hour weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated:
Recommended semester/trimester: Urban Design - master (compulsory), 1. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods:
obtain a guest and it is necessary to get at least 92 points, in order to obtain at least 83 points, to assess the evaluation (C) at least 74 points, to evaluate (D) at least 65 points and for the evaluation of E at least 56 points.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Students will acquire the latest knowledge in the issue of creation, conceptual aspects of design, engineering, planning and implementation of urban public place
Course contents:
Lectures are focused on conceptual, typological and implementation issues of designing the exterior ­ public space. Attention is paid to individual components ­ surface, mobiliary, greenery, art works, special issues ­security and accessibility and a social­psychological aspects of public space.

1. The typology an structure of urban public space. Functional, operational, aesthetic, social­psychological requirements for urban space
2. Introduction to the course. Introduction to the issue, definition of terms. A brief overview of the development issues. Inclusion of public space to the profession of architect
3. The urban­conceptual aspects of creation urban place. The hierarchical differentiation of urban public place in the city organism. Relationship of urban city concept, city plan and zoning plan in the formation of public space
4. Street furniture. Elements and sets of street furniture, original or catalog product, modern or historical,contemporary trends in design and development of street furniture
5. Street furniture. Basic of typological, structure, design and implementation requirements
6. Surfaces. Architecture of surfaces, conceptual issues in the creation of surfaces, design possibilities,scales, structure and texture, slope, drainage concept
7. Surfaces. Materials and their properties, basic types of structures
8. Greenery in urban place. The concept of green vegetation, typology in public space, types and
characteristics, essential requirements for the design, planting and maintenance
9. Art works in public space. Typology of art works (sculptures, signs, logo, visual elements in the pavement, elements of a partial reconstruction as art work, fountains
10. Illumination in public space. Fine considerations, scenario, lighting requirements to illuminate the space,types of lighting
11. Special issues relevant to public space. Social­psychological aspects of the formation of public space,security, wheelchair accessibility ­ requirements, standards, examples
12. Implementation issues. Concept, construction plan, top and bottom construction, implementation, supervision, author's changes during implementation, use of space

Exercises: Assignment relating to the processing of selected problem issues of public space (greenery,artwork, lighting, surfaces ...) or it is relating to analyze a specific public space in the Slovak headquarters and its comparison with a similar solution abroad.
Recommended or required reading:
GEHL, J. -- GEMZOE, L. Nové městské prostory. Šlapanice : ERA group, 2002. 263 p. ISBN 80-86517-09-8.
BLATOVÁ, T. Veřejný prostor. Veřejná prostranství: sborník z konference AUÚP, Znojmo 21.-22.11.2013. 1st. ed. Brno : Ústav územního rozvoje, 2013. 79 strany. ISBN 978-80-87318-27-0.
KOVÁČ, B. Význam a miesto peších zón v organizme mesta. In Minulosť a perspektívy peších zón na Slovensku: Zborník referátov z vedeckej konferencie usporiadanej SAS a FA STU v Martine 4.6.2003. Bratislava : Aprojekt, 2003, p. 4--5. ISBN 80-88757-25-8.
KOVÁČ, B. Tvorba verejných priestorov. Creation of public spaces. Urbanita, p. 24--27.

BENITEZ, P.C. et col: Urban Landscsape, LOFT Barcelona 2007, ISBN 978-84-95832-36-8
GEHL,J., GEMZOE,L.: Nye Byrun, ISBN 87 - 7407-233-1

Language of instruction:
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 40

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Name of lecturer(s): doc. Ing. arch. Silvia Bašová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer) - slovak
prof. Ing. arch. Bohumil Kováč, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course) - slovak
Ing. arch. Beata Polomová, PhD. (lecturer)
Ing. arch. Eva Putrová, CSc. (instructor, lecturer) - slovak
Ing. arch. Lucia Štefancová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer) - slovak, english
Last modification:
30. 4. 2019

Last modification made by Róbert Tichý on 04/30/2019.

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