AD249V To Compete in Architecture and Urban Design 7.5 credits

Att tävla i arkitektur och stadsbyggnad

The main objective of the course is to provide knowledge of the architectural competition, its theory and practice and its role in the built environment and the development of society. Its three key actors are in focus: the organizer, the jury and the competitors.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course addresses the following themes: competition rules, their background and emergence; architectural critique and theories of quality in competitions; the architectural competition and its key actors, stages and organization; the competition documents (invitation, program, proposition and jury report); the jury's composition, the competence requirements of the members and their responsibility in the competition process; illustrative examples of completed competitions. 

Intended learning outcomes *

The main objective of the course is to provide knowledge of the architectural competition, its theory and practice and its role in the built environment and the development of society. Its three key actors are in focus: the organizer, the jury and the competitors. After the course, the participants shall:

- have knowledge of the architectural competition, its history and rules

- be able to interpret and analyze invitations, competition programs and design proposals

- understand how a jury assesses competition design proposals and appoints winners

- have penetrated some of the competition's central quality issues through an individual assignment

Course Disposition

The course consists of lectures, seminars, excursions and an individual assignment. The assignment shall be presented at a seminar. The course literature consists of dissertations, scientific articles, reports and competition documents.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

60 hp university credits within Architecture and the Built environment

Documented proficiency in Swedish B/Swedish 3 and English A/English 6 och equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Meddelas vid kursstart/ To be announced at course start

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • MOM1 - Lectures and Seminars, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • MOM2 - Assignment, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

To obtain final grade, both course moments have to be passed, and 75% attendance at all tuition is required.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Per Fransson

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AD249V

Offered by

ABE/Architecture

Main field of study *

Architecture, Technology

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.