Master in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design (2 years)

The Master Degree course in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design, offered in English and relating to the class of degree LM-4 ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING-ARCHITECTURE, integrates the scientific skills and techniques, characteristic of polytechnic studies in architecture, with those of the design of the landscape and agricultural sciences.

Oriented towards the training of professionals of high competence in the specific fields of Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design, the study program aims to offer an educational profile clearly characterized by the ability to address the issues of architectural design, landscape, public spaces and infrastructure.

The didactic activity is carried out in English language.


The study program forms an architect with a high degree of preparation in the environmental sciences and technologies, with skills oriented towards projects for the transformation and sustainable regeneration of the urban fabric and open public spaces. In fact, the course provides a solid formation in the knowledge, design and management of complex and inter-scalar operations, from those related to transformation of the territory, to those more closely related to urban and architectural design, up to the study of their structural components and elements of detail. In this sense the proposed educational program LM-4 offers theoretical, methodological and technical-constructional principles oriented to form a figure of an Architect in line with the tradition of European Polytechnic Schools, attentive to the issues of architectural and urban design of the built space, of the open space and infrastructure, with particular sensitivity towards the problems of sustainable architecture (physical, economic and social), landscape and environmental compatibility.


Characterized by a foundational root in the furrow of the architecture studies of a polytechnic matrix, the professional profile of intended outcome offers an active vision of sustainability as a regeneration of environmental values and quality of the landscape in all anthropic contexts: from the urban public space, to areas of agricultural production, to the uncertain landscape of the new thresholds between urban and rural, according to the European Landscape Convention of 2000, which "applies to the entire territory of the Parties and regards natural, rural, urban and peri-urban spaces". In particular, while the theme of sustainable architecture confirm sits significance as a 'complex' sustainability (physical, social and technical), the landscape is understood in its plural meaning of a 'represented' landscape, 'built' landscape, 'productive' landscape, thus absorbing the multiple articulations present in the disciplinary sectors involved.

The cultural horizon of reference is that of regeneration and environmental restoration, a vast field that allows multiple thematic articulations, requires the integration of numerous competences and forsees an equally diverse range of formative profiles, among which the educational course proposed defines specific and competitive fields of application (that of sustainable architecture and that of landscape design).

The figure of the architect and landscape designer to be formed has historical-critical and technical-scientific competence sup-dated to an appropriate level in the professional international context and at the same time has the new ability to act on the themes of the territory in which the educational course in rooted: regeneration of productive landscapes, transformation of the built environment and reuse the existing environment, design of public spaces and infrastructure, land conservation, development of the ecological, historical and cultural resources, sustainable design for new forms of living: temporary, emergency, shared, etc.

In this sense, the educational program provides theoretical, methodological and technical-constructional principles oriented to form a figure of an Architect attentive to the physical-environmental, ecological and socio-cultural characters of the context, developing on the one hand design skills appropriate to respond to themes of regeneration and sustainable transformation of the architectural, urban and rural landscape, in physical-formal, socio-utilitarian and technical-constructive terms, on the other hand exploring the connection and integration between the built space and the open space at different scales of intervention - from the urban scale of the public space to the intermediate scale of the liminal areas between city and countryside (natural, agricultural, of settlements), up to those directly related to the large scale of the territorial settlement.


The admission requirements for the Master of Science Degree course in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design are:

- The possession of a diploma of the graduating class L-17 (or in the class 4 ex D.M.509/1999), without curricular supplements, or possession of qualification obtained abroad and recognized as valid;

- To be in possession of a Bachelor degree or a three-year university degree (DM 270/04, art. 6);

- The fulfillment of the essential formative activities listed in the table relating to the degree in Science of Architecture L-17, considered mandatory curriculum requirement, in accordance with the Directive 85/384 CEE and related recommendations;

- Having passed the admission tests required for the enrollment in a degree course and/or a five-year degree course, with the explicit finalization directed "to the formation of Architect", as regulated on a national level.

The admission to the Master DegreecourseLM-4 in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design is subject to passing the selection test consisting of a comparative assessment that takes into account the career undertaken(based on the documentation submitted by the applicant at the time of pre-registration) and possibly other significant formative or professional experiences that are properly documented.

For the admission to the Master Degree course LM-4 in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design, Politecnico di Milano has established as a prerequisite for enrollment the applicant’s proficiency in English language. The required level of knowledge and associated certificates that are accepted by the university are indicated in the ‘Guide to the English language’, published on the University website at the following link:



For students who are part of the European Union, the registration fee varies depending on the house hold income from € 800 to € 3,300 per year. For those who are not part of the European Union, the registration fee will be € 3,300 per year. Students who obtain a scholarship would pay only a minimum of € 150.


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