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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 development and expert consultations.

Dr. Dirk Schwede is the leader of the GENIUS project. He has studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig and the University of Stuttgart and received a PhD from the University of Sydney in Australia in 2006. In 2008 he founded the consulting firm energydesign in Shanghai as a partner and served then as its managing director till end of 2012. He and his team of specialized engineers has been (and still is) contributing as consultants and engineers to sustainable building throughout China and Asia. He has been visiting professor at Tongji University in Shanghai (2010-2013; 2015-2016).


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).


 

This Video is presented to you by the “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China“ (CCSBC).

Our approach is to contribute to the acceptance and implementation of energy efficient and sustainable construction in China. To reach this goal, a practice-oriented competence centre for sustainable building will impart knowledge about sustainable building standards and answer demands from building owners, planners, manufacturers of building materials, local authorities and political decision-makers.

CCSBC is one of the projects under develoPPP program https://www.developpp.de/en, which was set up by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development https://www.bmz.de/en.

The project has the objective to establish a “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China” within the public-private partnership (PPP) framework for energy-efficient and sustainable building between GIZ and the consulting firms LUWOGE (represented in China by SoftGrid) and energydesign. The goal is to advance planning and construction practices in China to achieve more sustainable and liveable working and living spaces.

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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 technical requirements, to the needs and experience of the end user.

Dong Hao is co-founder and managing director of Crossboundaries, an architecture and design company based in Beijing. He holds architecture degrees from the Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture and the Pratt Institute, New York USA. After living and studying in the United States for almost 5 years, in 2002, returned to China and started practising and teaching.
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During the GENIUS Integrated Design Workshop, we asked our experts on their perspectives of integrated design and their experiences of sustainable design for schools.


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).


 

This Video is presented to you by the “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China“ (CCSBC).

Our approach is to contribute to the acceptance and implementation of energy efficient and sustainable construction in China. To reach this goal, a practice-oriented competence centre for sustainable building will impart knowledge about sustainable building standards and answer demands from building owners, planners, manufacturers of building materials, local authorities and political decision-makers.

CCSBC is one of the projects under develoPPP program https://www.developpp.de/en, which was set up by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development https://www.bmz.de/en.

The project has the objective to establish a “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China” within the public-private partnership (PPP) framework for energy-efficient and sustainable building between GIZ and the consulting firms LUWOGE (represented in China by SoftGrid) and energydesign. The goal is to advance planning and construction practices in China to achieve more sustainable and liveable working and living spaces.

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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 should be featured with several main traits.

Dong Nannan is an Associate Professor, Assistant Dean of CAUP of Tongji University Shanghai, and Vice Director of the Center of Built Environment Technology. He holds a Dr.-Ing. degree from Germany in Urban and Landscape Planning and is active in research and practice on interdisciplinary planning since 1998. Prof. Dong’s current focus is on the development of child-friendly environments and vertical greening technologies in high dense cities. Throughout his professional career, he developed several approaches towards integrated design and has pioneered innovative and sustainable solutions for livable cities in China.

During the GENIUS Integrated Design Workshop, we asked our experts on their perspectives of integrated design and their experiences of sustainable design for schools.


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).


 

This Video is presented to you by the “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China“ (CCSBC).

Our approach is to contribute to the acceptance and implementation of energy efficient and sustainable construction in China. To reach this goal, a practice-oriented competence centre for sustainable building will impart knowledge about sustainable building standards and answer demands from building owners, planners, manufacturers of building materials, local authorities and political decision-makers.

CCSBC is one of the projects under develoPPP program https://www.developpp.de/en, which was set up by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development https://www.bmz.de/en.

The project has the objective to establish a “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China” within the public-private partnership (PPP) framework for energy-efficient and sustainable building between GIZ and the consulting firms LUWOGE (represented in China by SoftGrid) and energydesign. The goal is to advance planning and construction practices in China to achieve more sustainable and liveable working and living spaces.

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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 teachers. Also the technical engineers, also the facility management. So we had a good integrated design process where we could check and get some feedback on our design ideas.

Fanny Hoffmann-Loss holds a Dipl.-Ing. Degree in Architecture and works as Chief Architect and Project Manager at gmp Architekten in Shanghai. She works in China already for 12 years, but started her career in Berlin, Germany in 1999. Ever since, Fanny worked on her projects following an integrated design approach.


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).


 

This Video is presented to you by the “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China“ (CCSBC).

Our approach is to contribute to the acceptance and implementation of energy efficient and sustainable construction in China. To reach this goal, a practice-oriented competence centre for sustainable building will impart knowledge about sustainable building standards and answer demands from building owners, planners, manufacturers of building materials, local authorities and political decision-makers.

CCSBC is one of the projects under develoPPP program https://www.developpp.de/en, which was set up by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development https://www.bmz.de/en.

The project has the objective to establish a “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China” within the public-private partnership (PPP) framework for energy-efficient and sustainable building between GIZ and the consulting firms LUWOGE (represented in China by SoftGrid) and energydesign. The goal is to advance planning and construction practices in China to achieve more sustainable and liveable working and living spaces.

Continue reading →

 

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, 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).


 

This Video is presented to you by the “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China“ (CCSBC).

Our approach is to contribute to the acceptance and implementation of energy efficient and sustainable construction in China. To reach this goal, a practice-oriented competence centre for sustainable building will impart knowledge about sustainable building standards and answer demands from building owners, planners, manufacturers of building materials, local authorities and political decision-makers.

CCSBC is one of the projects under develoPPP program https://www.developpp.de/en, which was set up by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development https://www.bmz.de/en.

The project has the objective to establish a “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China” within the public-private partnership (PPP) framework for energy-efficient and sustainable building between GIZ and the consulting firms LUWOGE (represented in China by SoftGrid) and energydesign. The goal is to advance planning and construction practices in China to achieve more sustainable and liveable working and living spaces.

Continue reading →

 

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, 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).


 

This Video is presented to you by the “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China“ (CCSBC).

Our approach is to contribute to the acceptance and implementation of energy efficient and sustainable construction in China. To reach this goal, a practice-oriented competence centre for sustainable building will impart knowledge about sustainable building standards and answer demands from building owners, planners, manufacturers of building materials, local authorities and political decision-makers.

CCSBC is one of the projects under develoPPP program https://www.developpp.de/en, which was set up by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development https://www.bmz.de/en.

The project has the objective to establish a “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China” within the public-private partnership (PPP) framework for energy-efficient and sustainable building between GIZ and the consulting firms LUWOGE (represented in China by SoftGrid) and energydesign. The goal is to advance planning and construction practices in China to achieve more sustainable and liveable working and living spaces.

Continue reading →

 

The GENIUS workshop, held in Shanghai on 26-27 of September in the frame of the German Future Cities campaign, offered the space for an exchange among school practitioners (i.e. those who build them, maintain them, those who lead them or teach there) on what are the key success factors to create healthy and conducive learning environments.

 


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).


 

This Video is presented to you by the “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China“ (CCSBC).

Our approach is to contribute to the acceptance and implementation of energy efficient and sustainable construction in China. To reach this goal, a practice-oriented competence centre for sustainable building will impart knowledge about sustainable building standards and answer demands from building owners, planners, manufacturers of building materials, local authorities and political decision-makers.

CCSBC is one of the projects under develoPPP program https://www.developpp.de/en, which was set up by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development https://www.bmz.de/en.

The project has the objective to establish a “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China” within the public-private partnership (PPP) framework for energy-efficient and sustainable building between GIZ and the consulting firms LUWOGE (represented in China by SoftGrid) and energydesign. The goal is to advance planning and construction practices in China to achieve more sustainable and liveable working and living spaces.

Continue reading →

 

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 space in which these decisions are actually taken.

Iris Belle holds PhD in Geography and a Diploma in Architecture. She currently works as Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Tongji University, Shanghai, where she researches on the topics of governance and digitization of the architecture, engineering and construction industry. Iris started her career in the year 2000 in Moscow, Russia, and now already works in China for 9 years. Since 2004, Iris is a well-known expert in the field of integrated design, having worked on such projects for more than 14 years.


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).


 

This Video is presented to you by the “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China“ (CCSBC).

Our approach is to contribute to the acceptance and implementation of energy efficient and sustainable construction in China. To reach this goal, a practice-oriented competence centre for sustainable building will impart knowledge about sustainable building standards and answer demands from building owners, planners, manufacturers of building materials, local authorities and political decision-makers.

CCSBC is one of the projects under develoPPP program https://www.developpp.de/en, which was set up by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development https://www.bmz.de/en.

The project has the objective to establish a “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China” within the public-private partnership (PPP) framework for energy-efficient and sustainable building between GIZ and the consulting firms LUWOGE (represented in China by SoftGrid) and energydesign. The goal is to advance planning and construction practices in China to achieve more sustainable and liveable working and living spaces.

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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 Germany and abroad. Jana Sommer holds an M.Sc in Architecture from TU Berlin and is currently working as an Architect at Baupiloten BDA in Berlin since 2013.


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).


 

This Video is presented to you by the “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China“ (CCSBC).

Our approach is to contribute to the acceptance and implementation of energy efficient and sustainable construction in China. To reach this goal, a practice-oriented competence centre for sustainable building will impart knowledge about sustainable building standards and answer demands from building owners, planners, manufacturers of building materials, local authorities and political decision-makers.

CCSBC is one of the projects under develoPPP program https://www.developpp.de/en, which was set up by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development https://www.bmz.de/en.

The project has the objective to establish a “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China” within the public-private partnership (PPP) framework for energy-efficient and sustainable building between GIZ and the consulting firms LUWOGE (represented in China by SoftGrid) and energydesign. The goal is to advance planning and construction practices in China to achieve more sustainable and liveable working and living spaces.

Continue reading →

 

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 Experimental School was founded in 1939 as JianQing Middle School, it became one of the key schools of Changning district after 1949. After approval of Shanghai city and Changning district education bureaus in 1984, the original school campus has been moved to Hongqiao Road and then structured together with a primary school and a kindergarten in the same neighbourhood, it became the unique experimental school in Shanghai, which has kindergarten department, primary school department and middle school department.


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).


 

This Video is presented to you by the “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China“ (CCSBC).

Our approach is to contribute to the acceptance and implementation of energy efficient and sustainable construction in China. To reach this goal, a practice-oriented competence centre for sustainable building will impart knowledge about sustainable building standards and answer demands from building owners, planners, manufacturers of building materials, local authorities and political decision-makers.

CCSBC is one of the projects under develoPPP program https://www.developpp.de/en, which was set up by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development https://www.bmz.de/en.

The project has the objective to establish a “Competence Centre for Sustainable Building in China” within the public-private partnership (PPP) framework for energy-efficient and sustainable building between GIZ and the consulting firms LUWOGE (represented in China by SoftGrid) and energydesign. The goal is to advance planning and construction practices in China to achieve more sustainable and liveable working and living spaces.

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