Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences

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    Fakultätsgebäude Herrenhäuser Str. 8, heute

  • Fakultätsgebäude Herrenhäuser Str. 2a

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    Fakultätsgebäude Herrenhäuser Str. 2

At the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences, the spatial disciplines of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture and environmental planning are combined in an internationally outstanding way. In the research focus 'Future Habitats', interdisciplinarity is the basis for reflection and for innovation in building, as well as in relation to biodiversity and climate crisis in urban and rural areas.

As an expression of the search for spatial quality at all scales, design is central to the study of architecture and landscape architecture. The quality of teaching is reflected in the annual publications of the HOCHWEIT faculty and in the awards given to student research projects and theses. The architecture degree programs are at the top of architectural education in Germany (CHE Ranking 2019). In Europe, Leibniz University ranks among the 50 best architecture schools (Domus Guide 2017). In the most important international ranking of landscape architecture and environmental planning, the Barcelona Biennial of Landscape Architecture, Leibniz University regularly ranks as the only German university among the ten best educational institutions worldwide.

This exceptional position of the faculty is flanked by a strong international orientation.

Cooperations with currently 77 universities worldwide enable students in Bachelor and Master to spend a semester abroad. Students from abroad take up studies at our faculty - also in English. Spacious workrooms, which are open to all students around the clock, create ideal conditions for their studies and for direct communication between learners and teachers.

The history of the faculty

From the Bauhaus to the Werkkunstschule

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    Fakultätsgebäude der Herrenhäuser Str. 8

  • Bauakademie Berlin, Ansicht 1831 von Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Prof. Dr. Markus Jager, of the Department of Architectural and Urban History at the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape, highlights the history of the faculty building in the HOCHWEIT 2019 yearbook.

What connects the Bauhaus, the Bauakademie Berlin and the Werkkunstschule Hannover built by Ernst Zietzschmann in 1959/65 can be read in the following article.

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