Course code LAA321

LAA321 3D Visualization of Historic Landscape

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Course responsible: Bjørn Anders Fredriksen
Teachers: Ramzi Hassan, Annegreth Dietze-Schirdewahn
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
20 - min 10
Teaching exam periods:
Fall parallel
Course frequency: Even years
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Preferential right:
Course contents:

The course focus on documentation of historic parks and landscapes and interpretation and analysis of the various historical layers. The participants will get an overview of the different concepts (conservation, restoration, reconstruction, authenticity and others), methods and legislation. In addition, the course gives insight how to manage and develop a historic green space. The course uses a different case each year as specified.  

To understand the historical background and layers a 3D digital model will be developed. Through interaction with the 3D model, the different historical phases and development of the site can be visualized. The 3D digital model will be used to enhance the level of understanding for the configuration of the site and can form a basis for sound decisions concerning the conservation and management. The virtual Reality Lab (VR-Lab) will be used as arena to test various scenarios and hypothesis connected to the historical development of the site.

In 2022 the case study will be Rød manor in Halden. The house and gardens are a result of constant changes from 1600’s on to early 20th Century of the families Tank and Anker. The detailed knowledge of the gardens change is not fully investigated, and this will be an important scope. The formal gardens are still visible, and the landscape park around have elements as a eremite hut, a bear grotto and also the family grave yard. 

Students will choose a task related to different problems in: conservation/restoration and management of historic gardens and parks, management of cultural landscapes and digital presentation of values. 

This course is connected to LAD302, and students have to take both courses.

Learning outcome:

Students who have completed the course are expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes.

Knowledge: This course gives students knowledge of central topics in relation to investigation, conservation, restoration and management of historic gardens and parks, including the challenges in today¿s cultural heritage management for both private and public sector.

Skills: When the course is finished, students should be able to recognize and investigate an historical park or garden element, and present an analysis of this according to historical sources and layers. Digital presentation techniques e.g. 3D modelling and 3D visualization are used as a supportive tool for analysis and for presenting the final results.

Generell comptetence: Students will be able to critically reflect on their choices and interpretations of parks and landscapes with historical value. They should be able to explain the importance of the site and uses new technology (3D) to understand and convey the historical development.

Learning activities:
The course is based on a combination of lectures, excursions and group work, and consists of a theoretical part and a studio part.
Teaching support:
Supervision during the course.

Scandinavian literature:

Magne Bruun: Norske hager gjennom tusen år (Andresen og Butenschøn, 2007)

Fischer, Jacob. 2011. Herregårdshaver. Kan lastes ned her: www.fremtidensherregå

Flinck, Maria: Historiska Trädgårdar: att bevara ett föränderligt kulturarv (Carlsson 2013).


Taylor, Ken; St Clair, Archer; Mitchell Nora J.: Conserving Cultural Landscapes (Routledge, 2015).

Watkins, John; Wright, Tom: The Management & Maintenance of Historic Parks, Gardens & Landscapes (Frances Lincoln, 2007).

Bloemers, Tom; Kars, Henk; Van der Valk, Arnold; Wijnen, Mies: The Cultural Landscape & Heritage Paradox (Amsterdam University Press 2010).

International Charter:

UNESCO. 2008. Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention.

Florence Charter. 1982.

Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Heritage Value.1992.

In addition literature related to case:

I tillegg kommer litteratur relatert til caseområdet:

Braanaas, Theis: Baroniet Rosendal. Vegviser i hageanlegg og omgivelser. Høgskolen i Bergen 1999.

Dietze, Annegreth: Kjøkkenhagen på Baroniet Rosendal som et eksempel for Norges Hagekunsthistorie. Hovedoppgave ved Universitetet Hannover 1999. Norsk oversettelse.

Hopstock, Carsten og Tschudi-Madsen, Stephan: Rosendal: baroni og bygning. Rosendal 1965.

Høie, Astrid Marie: Hagen på Baroniet Rosendal: historisk utvikling, restaurering og vegetasjonstilstand: hovedoppgave ved institutt for landskapsarkitektur. nlH 1993. 

Moe, Dagfinn: Byens glemte hager. Bergen - en innfallsport for hagekunst 1276-1900. Fagbokforlaget 2018.

Tennfjord, Finn: Stamhuset Rosendal. 1944.

LAA211 and both LAD100 and LAD202 or equivalent
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
80% attendance at lectures and the excursion.
Nominal workload:
250 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
This course will be held partly with LAD302.
Type of course:
Lectures: 20 hours, Fieldwork 40 hours, Seminar: 10 hours, Exercises 30 hours
The course is also offered other graduate students at LANDSAM.
The assignment will be evaluated by an external cencor
Examination details: Term paper: Letter grades