China-Report

An article

by NAX

In the NAX Report, NAX regularly provides information on political and economic developments, trends and experiences in building abroad. A current topic focus is:

Building in China / Sino-German City Lab

The digital Sino-German City Lab "Urban Regeneration Perspectives for Chinese Cities", organised by the Network for Architecture Exchange NAX and funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), was a complete success. It was aimed at architects of all disciplines who are interested in planning and building in China. Over a period of four weeks, the more than 80 participants enjoyed an intensive exchange with colleagues experienced in China, local experts and Chinese city representatives.

Population is Growing – Resources on Earth are not.

Thus, it is up to us to come up with strategies how to build more resource-efficient, climate-friendly and liveable neighbourhoods in the future. Unused or underdeveloped urban spaces pose a great potential for this challenge – but it takes expertise and careful planning to make the most of it. German architects, engineers and planers have it all: The expertise, the know-how on green technologies/materials as well as sustainable, innovative design and construction.

The listed architectural practices in this brochure have taken an active part in the SINO-GERMAN CITY LAB. As members of NAX, they are experts in the field of urban regeneration and are successfully realizing projects all over the world. The presented projects stand for a thoughtful, innovative and sustainable approach to architecture and urban planning as well as for the use of green technologies “made in Germany”. Do get in touch with them for your project!

Sino-German City Lab - Urban Regeneration Perspectives for Chinese Cities: Interview with Marius Ryrko, Gerber Architekten

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Podcast with Wolfram Putz from GRAFT: Why are green technologies a key factor for urban regeneration? How is it possible to create a market for urban regeneration projects? What role does ownership play for urban regeneration projects? Are participatory planning processes really worth the trouble?

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Sino-German City Lab - Urban Regeneration Perspectives for Chinese Cities: Interview with Werner Sübai, HPP

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Podcast with Martin Jasper, JASPER Architects: How much influence do architects have on what to keep in regeneration projects? What costs should be taken in consideration for urban regeneration? How can urban regeneration contribute to sustainability? What challenges do you face as a German office bringing your expertise to China?

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Sino-German City Lab - Urban Regeneration Perspectives for Chinese Cities: Interview with Jürgen Engel and Thomas Busse from KSP Engel

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Sino-German City Lab - Urban Regeneration Perspectives for Chinese Cities: Interview with Jochim Wendt, schneider+schumacher

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Sino-German City Lab - Urban Regeneration Perspectives for Chinese Cities: Interview with Hieronimus Nickl | Nickl & Partner

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What does it mean to work as a German architect in China? What opportunities and expectations as well as cultural differences come to meet? How does collaboration in international teams work? In this film, four NAX-Members, which provide German know-how worldwide – gmp Architekten von gerkan, marg und partner, HPP Architekten, ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier and schneider+schumacher – share their experiences in China and show what “Urban Renewal” means to them today.

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