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 Consulting.

Rolf Demmler is director of Shanghai-based architecture firm SoftGrid. He started his professional career in Switzerland and Germany, where he worked as managing architect and urban planner. He holds degrees in architecture and urban design and is a lecturer and teacher from time to time in Universities in both China and Europe. Rolf is in China since 2004 and has rich local experiences in the design integration.


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).


 

This Video is presented to you by the “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China“ (CCSBC).

Our approach is to contribute to the acceptance and implementation of energy efficient and sustainable construction in China. To reach this goal, a practice-oriented competence centre for sustainable building will impart knowledge about sustainable building standards and answer demands from building owners, planners, manufacturers of building materials, local authorities and political decision-makers.

CCSBC is one of the projects under develoPPP program https://www.developpp.de/en, which was set up by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development https://www.bmz.de/en.

The project has the objective to establish a “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China” within the public-private partnership (PPP) framework for energy-efficient and sustainable building between GIZ and the consulting firms LUWOGE (represented in China by SoftGrid) and energydesign. The goal is to advance planning and construction practices in China to achieve more sustainable and liveable working and living spaces.