BIM applied to public space


Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an increasingly popular collaborative work methodology for the creation and management of projects, with the ultimate goal of centralizing information in a digital model. Its application in landscape architecture is a field that is still very little known and explored today, but nevertheless with enormous potential that this course aims to discover and develop.

On the other hand, and given the lack of specific training in BIM systems applied to the project, planning and landscape management, this course offers an alternative of specificity that promotes a sensitive look at an instrument that fits with the logics of multidisciplinary work that have always been existed in the project of public space and urban planning.

Continuous training course

3 ECTS, 24 teaching hours

Is held over a week with classes on Friday from 15:30 h to 20:30 h.


The main objective of the BIM Parametric Design and Public Space Course is to provide the landscaper with the necessary resources to develop their professional activity in an increasingly digitized world, using the BIM modeling tools of the Autodesk Revit software, and applying their possibilities in the framework of contemporary urban space design. In parallel, it is intended to expand the look at some more experimental and disruptive uses of the tool, applying parametric modeling to the landscape project and allowing its use to be adapted within the framework of environments and scales as diverse as urban planning and strategy, the design of wasted public spaces, coastlines and other places of opportunity in the context of the contemporary metropolis.

Finally, it is proposed to introduce the student to the BIM rules at the level of standards and collaboration, which constitute one of the fundamental assumptions when interacting with BIM professionals from other disciplines. To achieve this, throughout the course each student will develop a complete exercise, working in a guided way on modeling, data management and the visualization of project information from the BIM model.


Qualitative (*competences) and quantitative (ECTS credits) analysis:

*According to the EBANELAS ECLAS competences frame