Environmental Architecture And Urbanism

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree Architecture and Sustainability: Design Tools and Environmental Control Techniques.

The postgraduate Architecture And Environmental Urbanism assumes that the architecture of the future will be subject to two types of influences: the Ecology and High Technology.

Consistently with the principles of sustainable development, this posgraduate provides a training focused on understanding, awareness and knowledge to minimize the impact on their environment, buildings in particular and urban growth in general not exceeding the limits of ecosystems support, while maintaining at the same time comfort conditions. Theory and practice of Sustainable Architecture that controls the construction project from the beginning till the end: materials, passive solar strategies, energy efficient installations with active use of renewable energy, low waste generation and later its treatment.

Besides from the lessons, there are also sessions with specialized companies, to show the products and their applications. There are also lessons to learn software for virtual simulation of physical phenomena and energy evaluation software. We teach the requirements for the new Technical Building Code and other current energy certificates. In the practical application exercises, the students use the theoretical concepts, design and calculation tools to incorporate in the project the learned bioclimatic design principles.

During the course, there are organized multiple visits to real examples. At the end of the course, it is planned is a study tour in some European Union country to visit examples of eco-neighbourhoods and sustainable buildings built under the environmental criteria.


By using theoretical and practical instruction focused on applying general sustainability principles to architectural projects and their urban environments this Master's course seeks to:

- Provide academic knowledge in sustainable architecture and urbanism.
- Familiarise students with the latest technology and technical design and calculation tools.
- Teach students about the innovative experiences in this field that have been developed in other countries and the rest of the world.
- Promote the exchange of knowledge between multidisciplinary groups.
- Boost students' knowledge in their professional areas.

Who is it for?

Architects and Engineers with advanced or associates degrees and graduates in environmental fields.

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(230 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:03/10/2019 Classes end:12/03/2020Programme ends: 14/04/2020
Tuesday  15:30 to 20:30Thursday  10:00 to 14:00  15:30 to 20:30
Taught at:
EPSEB - Escola Politècnica Superior d'Edificació de Barcelona
Av. Doctor Marañón, 44-50

Registration fee:
4.200 €

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Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.

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