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

    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, ...


    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 ...


    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 ...


    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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