The China Design Centre was launched by a group of Chinese architects as a platform for promoting Chinese culture and creative innovation. It is located in exhibition gallery in central London’s Building Centre, a venue established in 1931 and one of the UK’s most important hubs for information and inspiration relating to the built environment. The venue contains both permanent and temporary exhibition halls in a space measuring up to 300 square meters, regularly hosting brand and design product promotional events as well as design exhibitions, professional forums and specialised training.

The Building Centre serves, all sectors in the built environment with its regular and topical programme of exhibitions, seminars and conferences. Its location, in the heart of London, allows it to benefit from an exciting mix of surrounding museums, architecture firms and, schools, including the Architecture Assocation School of Architecture (AA), University College London(UCL) and the British Museum.

In partnership with New London Architecture (NLA), the Building Centre has established good relationships with key UK architectural design agencies and companies. The Centre attracts design professionals, including architects, builders, construction consultants, interior designers and artists, and tourists from around the world by showcasing the latest trends in urban development and architectural design and art.

One of the purposes of the China Design Centre is to help Chinese design students and young designers to present their work and build their professional networks. The Centre offers free venue hire to students wishing to hold design events on Saturdays. We hope that, with help from the China Design Centre, students will have the opportunity to showcase their work on a larger stage and co-operate with each other. The aim of the China Design Centre is to be a home for Chinese designers, a platform for introducing Chinese design to the UK and Europe, and a window for westerners to better know and understand Chinese design.

For venue hire, please contact and +44 [0]2087020008. Please note that short-term events need to be scheduled six weeks in advance.

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