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

    Dong Hao – crossboundaries (Beijing)

    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 client, to the mechanics, engineering and other ...


    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 ...


    Jana Sommer – baupiloten (Berlin)

    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 education architecture, to create integrated education buildings in ...


    GENIUS – explaination movie (EN)

    GENIUS - explaination movie (EN)
      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, ...


    Rolf Demmler – softgrid (Shanghai)

    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 ...


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