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Water Systems: Coasts, Rivers, Agriculture

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree Landscape Architecture Extended and the master's degree Landscape Architecture.

The graduate Course program is offered in response to a need to provide architects, and professionals related to the study of the territory, additional instrumentation suitable for the design of the landscape, in the specific subject of water treatment and water management within territory. The course will be a choice of analysis and intervention on the landscape in a different way from the most common, derived from the study of the territori on a larger scale.
The demand for such studies is large and growing, and requires the proposal of a program like the one presented in order to output the current awareness of the landscape theme.


The academic objective responds to the current awareness regarding landscape issues and environmental intervention, in which different disciplines converge, some directly involved with the aesthetic and technical aspects of the intervention: the landscape, architecture, urbanism; others linked to civil engineering, agriculture and forestry; and other with scientific training in the fields of environmental science or planning to geography, economics, law, etc.
The master focuses on the design of the intervention and protection planning, but also in the transformation in natural and artificial landscapes. That is, in the design of parks and public spaces in the treatment of spaces that need to improve, be protected and restored, specifically in coastal systems and river areas, in the management and planning of the natural environment, and in environmental management when subjected to changes of use that substantially modify the area, as in the new agricultural and tourist areas.

Who is it for?

The postgraduate course is aimed to young professionals who show interest in the landscape, especially in landscape graduates, university graduates in fields such as architecture, agronomy, geography, biology, engineering, etc. and graduates interested in landscape intervention.
Alternative also addresses to professionals trained in technical careers, that have followed their own training profiles related to this field (study abroad, postgraduate courses ...) sensitized by the intervention in the landscape.
It is aimed to young professionals and Spanish and foreign graduates who want to upgrade, recycle, deepen or broaden their education in the fields of instrumentation of design and landscape management. The studies facilitate the incorporation in interdisciplinary teams interested in this professional profile, with prior related training.



Taller C2. El Proyecto del Sistema del Agua
9 ECTS. 63 teaching hours.
Second module of the Water Systems Workshop. A six-week course working on a much more reduced scale, trying to understand the mechanisms involved in water cycles, and to look at hydraulic systems as a  way of reading the land. The workshop is centred on studying those spaces where the water erosion of the land has a prominent role in shaping the landscape.
Taller C1. El Proyecto de los Sistemas del Agua.
9 ECTS. 62 teaching hours.
First module of the Water Systems Workshop. A six-week course on a grand scale, analysing the environment at approximately 1:5000 and following the general theme of the Workshop. It is the project of sea-front promenades, fluvial areas, wet lands, etc. focussed on how to work in a better way with degraded spaces, trying to increase our knowledge of the consequences of the interaction between water and land on the vegetation, and from the point of view of transformation, management and maintenance.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Bellmunt Chiva, Jordi
    Architect by the School of Architecture of Barcelona - ETSAB architect in 1980, since 1982 is professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (UPC). Since 1987 is Professor of the Master of Landscape Architecture (UPC) and since 2000 is its director. From 2000 to 2006, is director of the Higher Certificate in Landscape of the UPC. It is part of the scientific committee of the Paesaggio Architettura journals, Paisea, PaiseaDos, Paysage, Kore and Paisajismo. He is a member of the scientific committee of EURAU'08 (European Congress of Architectural and Urban Research), 'Paisajes 08' and Expopaisaje 2014. Organizes the six European Landscape Biennials of Barcelona. Is a visiting Professor at various university campuses worldwide. He works as an architect and landscape designer. Exhibits and publishes his work in various specialized media and books and articles. He has won major awards throughout his career.

Teaching staff

  • Bohigas Arnau, Josep
    Architect. Professor at the UPC (Dept. of Architectural Projects). MA in Architecture (AAD) at Columbia University. Founding member of BOPBAA.
  • Buscemi, Agata
    Arquitecta por la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Reggio Calàbria (Italia) se traslada a Barcelona para colaborar con el despacho de Jordi Bellmunt y Xavier Andreu como responsable de proyectos (2002-2005), directora de proyectos (2005-2008), convirtiéndose en socia de la nueva sociedad limitada profesional a finales de 2008. Des del 2003 colabora puntualmente como docente en la ETSAB y como colaboradora en el Taller El Proyecto del Espacio Público del Máster de Arquitectura del Paisaje.
  • Ceccon, Paolo
    Arquitecto. Profesor de Composición Arquitectónica y Urbana en la Universidad IUAV de Venecia. Profesor del Máster de Arquitectura de Paisaje en Milán. En 2006 fundó con Laura Zampieri czstudio asociado para desarrollar proyectos, logros y arquitectura de la investigación y el paisaje. Participó en numerosos concursos de arquitectura, recibiendo premios y reconocimientos. Finalista en los 2008 V "Premio Europeo de Paisaje Rosa Barba" Bienal de Paisaje de Barcelona, y la Medalla de Oro de Arquitectura italiana 2012. Entre sus publicaciones: Le Corbusier-Khan. Palacios para el Congreso (Unicopli, Milán 2000), y cualquier otro espacio (GANGEMI, Roma 2005), paisajes de la producción (Quodlibet, Macerata, 2012).
  • García García, Miriam
    Arquitecta por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (1998), Técnico Urbanista por el Instituto Nacional de la Administración Pública (2005), investigadora invitada del Departamento de Arquitectura de Paisaje de la Universidad de Pennsylvania (2015). Jefe de servicio de Urbanismo y Ordenación del Territorio (1999-2003) y Directora General (2003-2007) del Gobierno de Cantabria y en la actualidad dirige Land Lab, laboratorio de Paisajes, con sede en Madrid. Sus trabajos han sido premiados nacional e internacionalmente, como el Premio de la Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (2013). Ha sido profesora invitada del Departamento de Arquitectura de Paisaje de la Universidad de Pennsylvania y es profesora de la Universidad de Zaragoza y del Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública. Asimismo, es ponente habitual de diferentes cursos y talleres relacionados con el paisaje y la planificación y autora de numerosas publicaciones.
  • Magrinyà Torner, Francesc
    Ingeniero de Caminos (UPC 1988). Doctor en Urbanismo (ENPC Paris I Sorbonne; 2002). Profesor de urbanismo en el Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Ambiental (UPC). Director técnico exposición Mostra Cerdà. Urbs i Territori (1994). Comisario de la exposición Cerdà 150 años de modernidad (2010).
  • Tenez Ybern, Victor
    Landscape Architect who studied architecture in Barcelona. He combines teaching, private and public practice. He has been Head of Coordination of Urban Planning in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona and directed the plan of reclamation of fluvial spaces. He teaches Landscape Theory and Landscape Design at the UPC in the same city. He has been invited by several Urban Planning and Landscape Universities like Penn or UIA Venezia and publishes on the same issues.

General information

18 ECTS (125 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:05/03/2019Classes end:26/04/2019Programme ends: 03/05/2019
Tuesday  15:30 to 20:30Wednesday  15:30 to 20:30Thursday  15:30 to 20:30Friday  15:30 to 20:30
Taught at
EPSEB - Escola Politècnica Superior d'Edificació de Barcelona
Av. Doctor Marañón, 44-50
Contact person
Clara Mas Codina

Telephone: (34) 93 401 64 11
Postgraduate diplomas issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

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Virtual Campus
The students on this Postgraduate course will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
Employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
2.200 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Postgraduate course.
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.


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