PROJECT – GENIUS

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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GENIUS workshop movies

    Pang Jingfang – Experimental School (Shanghai)

    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 China University of Political Science and Law. JianQing ...


    Fanny Hoffmann Loss – GMP (Shanghai)

    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 talked directly to the kids to the ...


    Dirk Schwede- University of Stuttgart / energydesign

    Dirk Schwede- University of Stuttgart / energydesign
      What is the purpose of the GENIUS project? The GENIUS project has the purpose to introduce a new design approach to the Chinese construction market. In an integrated design process the desired functions are determined as the basis of design in discussion between the relevant stakeholders. The qualities of the buildings are then optimized through professional ...


    Sven Heineken – German School (Shanghai)

    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 Schule Shanghai Pudong). He works as a high ...


    GENIUS – explaination movie (CN)

    GENIUS - explaination movie (CN)
      Integrated design is an architectural planning methodology, which has become a standard procedure in Germany. How can integrated design optimize planning and implementation of green school buildings in China? The following animation will give you a basic idea. Please enjoy it !   The network GENIUS promotes the creation of sustainable buildings, such as smart school buildings, ...


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