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

    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 ...


    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 ...


    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 ...


    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 (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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