We have a lot of things to do on our design, a long list is ahead.
Prof. Fisch and some German students were in Nanjing to support the team and improve the work. After a lot days of discussions, there was a kind of gift for everyone: the model was ready!
The model and a part of the team traveled the next day to Dezhou for the second technical training workshop. Dezhou is the city where the final competition will take place. We were very warmly welcomed and thank the committee for the great organisation and their hospitality. In the evening, we heard a speech by LIU Xiaodu, a principal architect and Co-founder of URBANUS Architecture & Design Inc.
On the second day we had the workshops about site operation & construction, rules & final competition, instrumentation & scoring system and grid connection. Later, each team demonstrated their house concepts to all of us. It was a great way to get in touch with different teams.
In the evening, there was a very impressive speech by Brian LEE, a design partner of SOM and a jury member. On Sunday, we had the chance to visit the competition site. We are all looking forward to the final competition when our house will be here.
After this weekend, the team took the train back to Nanjing to continue working. We had a lot of work to do and discussed much to improve our design concept – architecture, market appeal, innovations...
It was time for the German part to leave China and go back to Germany. We have learned a lot from each other and look forward to seeing each other again at Skype.