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Composite Elements

Composite elements are special elements that consist of other concepts, from one or - more typically - multiple aspects or layers of the ArchiMate language. There are two composite elements, as described in this table. Composite elements can themselves aggregate or compose other composite elements, leading to a hierarchy of these elements.

Table of Composite Elements


The Grouping element aggregates or composes concepts that belong together based on some common characteristic.


A Location represents a conceptual or physical place or position where concepts are located (e.g. structure elements) or performed (e.g. behavior elements).