The programme in landscape architecture is design and research based. It provides the capacity to understand and intervene in diverse contexts that range from cities to extreme landscapes and territories. The education at AHO has a strong focus on the relationship between landscape history, present pressing challenges, and possible futures.
AHO landscape programme builds upon the legacy of the Oslo school of Architecture and its fascinating and unique history of landscape driven architecture, as well as the rich Norwegian design culture where large energy and infrastructural development has been linked to innovative ways to mediate and design within delicate and dramatic natural environments.
Education is studio-based in an environment of constant personal contact with Scandinavian and international practitioners, researchers and educators. AHO provides access to a diverse palette of tools and shares resources with the Architecture and design programs. Within this environment of shared resources, AHO promotes constant experimentation with diverse landscape media that extends beyond horticultural material. Water in its diverse manifestations is both a context and media for artistic expression and urban agendas. Media and technology are areas explored in synchrony with the architecture and design school, and as such the school offers the possibility to experiment with techniques and tools that extend beyond the traditional limits of landscape architecture.
The schools context is the Oslo metropolitan region, a vital environment that is an ideal location to study the link between cities and natural systems, particularly in regards to hydrology and topography. As a city that has been experiencing growth while in contact with delicate ecosystems, Oslo is a productive laboratory to explore pressing challenges related to contemporary urbanism. Within this exciting context, the landscape programme also reaches global agendas, particularly through travelling studios that include The arctic and subarctic, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.
AHOs Master of Landscape Architecture is a two-year 120 ECTS programme. Admission requires a bachelor in Landscape architecture or other relevant and equivalent education. Read more under Admission.