The Landscape Visualisation and Modelling Lab (LVML), open to all department units, was reopened in 2009 in cooperation with the Institute of Landscape Architecture of Prof. Christophe Girot (ILA, today: LUS, D-ARCH) and the Chair for Planning Landscape and Urban Systems of Prof. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey (PLUS, D-BAUG). It is a competence centre for modern landscape visualisations and modelling for use in research and teaching.
The LVML comprises various specialised laboratories. The Visualisation and Modelling Lab is equipped with high-performance workstations and special software for projects and courses in the areas of GIS-based 3D-landscape visualisations and modelling in the newest developments in research. New workflows will be developed here, e.g. for use with LiDAR data for the visualisation of landscape and landscape changes as well as for CNC modelling.
In fieldwork, the lab is active in the areas of 3D-laser scanning, sensing and UAV-supported photogrammetry. The instruments and methods in use are from the overlapping areas of landscape planning and engineering, whereby cross-discipline innovative approaches to landscape visualisations, e.g. with point clouds, can be developed.
In 2016, the LVML was expanded to include the AudioVisual Lab (AV Lab), which offers a professional environment in which sounds can be integrated into landscape simulations, be returned calibrated, and then tested. Work in the AV Lab takes place in interdisciplinary teams so that an intensive linking of know-how can occur that will contribute to new findings and understanding – which also applies to the area of landscape awareness.
Further information on the Lab is available on the following websites:
Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies (I-LUS, D-ARCH):
Christophe Girot, Chair of Landscape Architecture
Institute of Spatial and Landscape Development IRL (D-BAUG):
Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS),
Dr. Ulrike Wissen Hayek