Pang Jingfang – Experimental School (Shanghai)

  What does a sustainable school look like? Ms. Pan Jingfang is JianQing Experimental School principal. She has been working in education field for more than 24 years, has been called “young old schoolmaster” by others. Former school master of Shanghai Tianshan Middle School and The High School Affiliated to East...

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Fanny Hoffmann Loss – GMP (Shanghai)

  How did you apply integrated design? For the design of the German School we’ve got a very detailed design brief, where the stakeholder have already put all objectives very clearly. And then we had several workshops with the school, that were facilitated by the owner representatives. But we also...

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Jana Sommer – baupiloten (Berlin)

  How do you approach integrated design in your work? Baupiloten BDA follows an integrated design approach in their daily practice and have developed a board game for a participatory planning process, which includes decision-making from all stakeholders. The main focus of Jana’s work therefore revolves around participatory architecture and...

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Rolf Demmler – softgrid (Shanghai)

  What does integrated design mean for you? SoftGrid is an architecture and urban planning practice based in Shanghai. Since its setup in 2008, the company has been working on numerous commissions across the whole of China concentrating on three main areas of expertise: Urban Planning, Architectural Design and Sustainability...

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Sven Heineken – German School (Shanghai)

  What are the challenges when applying integrated design approach? The pedagogic concept of the German School Shanghai requires new facilities to be designed with a strong focus on flexibility and comfort for students and teachers alike. Sven Heineken is the headmaster of the German School Shanghai in Pudong (Deutsche...

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Dong NanNan – Tongji University (Shanghai)

  What does Integrated Design mean from your perspective? Our needs for many things in the spaces around us are not just about physical demands, but also the culture and even the personalized needs. Integrated design is the only way that could solve complex contradictions, complicated systems and individual requirements....

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Dong Hao – crossboundaries (Beijing)

  What factors to be considered for an educational space? Regarding integrated design, Dong Hao and his firm Crossboundaries have always worked to integrate all stakeholders in their projects, in view of adding a greater value across all the elements. Start from capturing the strengths of the team and the...

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GENIUS – workshop trailer

  The GENIUS workshop, held in Shanghai on 26-27 of September in the frame of the German Future Cities campaign, offered the space for an exchange among school practitioners (i.e. those who build them, maintain them, those who lead them or teach there) on what are the key success factors...

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