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 ...


    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 ...


    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, ...


    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 ...


    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 ...


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