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

    Sven Heineken – German School (Shanghai)

    Sven Heineken - German School (Shanghai)
      What are the challenges when applying integrated design approach? The pedagogic concept of the German School Shanghai requires new facilities to be designed with a strong focus on flexibility and comfort for students and teachers alike. Sven Heineken is the headmaster of the German School Shanghai in Pudong (Deutsche Schule Shanghai Pudong). He works as a high ...


    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 ...


    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 – 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, ...


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