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 ...


    Dong NanNan – Tongji University (Shanghai)

    Dong NanNan - Tongji University (Shanghai)
      What does Integrated Design mean from your perspective? Our needs for many things in the spaces around us are not just about physical demands, but also the culture and even the personalized needs. Integrated design is the only way that could solve complex contradictions, complicated systems and individual requirements. So from my opinion, the integrated design ...


    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 ...


    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 ...


    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 ...


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