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 talked directly to the kids to the teachers. Also the technical engineers, also the facility management. So we had a good integrated design process where we could check and get some feedback on our design ideas.
Fanny Hoffmann-Loss holds a Dipl.-Ing. Degree in Architecture and works as Chief Architect and Project Manager at gmp Architekten in Shanghai. She works in China already for 12 years, but started her career in Berlin, Germany in 1999. Ever since, Fanny worked on her projects following an integrated design approach.
The network GENIUS promotes the creation of sustainable buildings, such as smart school buildings, in China. It offers Chinese building owners, decision-makers and public administration representatives support to upgrade the architectural and engineering design of buildings by introducing cutting-edge sustainable project management approaches from Europe. The GENIUS project is part of the BMBF campaign “Building the City of Tomorrow” https://www.research-in-germany.org and is funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).
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