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” and is funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

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GENIUS workshop movies

    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 ...

    Iris Belle – Tongji University (Shanghai)

    Iris Belle - Tongji University (Shanghai)
      What is your idea about integrated design? My research interest started during my practice as an architect, when I was focusing really on the design part of the project, and I realized there are a lot of decisions that are made concerning this project. So I was asking who was setting the requirements that define the ...

    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 – workshop trailer

    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 to create healthy and conducive learning ...

    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 ...

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