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Landscape compositions & systems

The Landscape compositions & systems theme at Delft University of Technology focusses on knowledge acquisition, strategy development and design exploration of landscape compositions and systems in the built environment. The research responds to the needs of society by mobilizing its landscape architecture knowledge, skills and reputation towards the design and planning of sustainable living landscapes. 

Through fundamental research and practical applications scholars in landscape architecture explore the potential of spatial, temporal and material dimensions of landscape – including ecological, social and technical aspects – advancing future-oriented action and thinking on the development of urban landscapes at multiple scale levels. Topics include: green-blue landscape infrastructures, metropolitan parks and gardens, polder landscapes, urban landscape characterization, architecture and landscape, landscape-based urban development.

More information & contact

More information: Delft University website or via research leader Associate Professor Steffen Nijhuis, email:

TU Delft Chair of Landscape Architecture Blog:

Open Access journal SPOOL:  a new TU Delft initiative in the field of ‘architecture and the built environment’ with a focus on the Science of Architecture, Climate Change, Energy Efficient Building, and Urban Europe.