The 5th Edition of Design China Beijing is officially launched

A brand-new presentation with Sustainable Design China Summit.

Unlike the previous editions, this year’s Design China Beijing will present a Sustainable Design China Summit 2022 (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Summit’), with a brand-new approach. It will be held from September 26-28, 2022 at the China World Summit Wing Hotel in Beijing.

“The Summit” will explore the world of design from the perspective of sustainable design, linking renowned guests and KOLs from all walks of life related to design through six core themes, creating a high-profile stage for sustainable design, setting off the trend and exploring the blueprint for the harmonious development of human beings, cities and the global environment.

The Sustainable Design China Summit 2022 will focus on the architecture environment, recycling strategies, groundbreaking net-zero design and other innovative solutions and cutting-edge cases of material use, bringing more than 70 design-related leaders, sustainability innovators and industry pioneers such as policy makers, urban planners, theories researchers, and those active in the fields of urban planning, architecture, environmental protection, fashion and consumer goods.

The Summit will present insights into sustainability issues, explore solutions and initiate relevant actions for a sustainable future together with an audience of more than 1,000 industry professionals on site.

Commenting on this year’s upgrade with the Sustainable Design China Summit, Tan Zhuo, Director of Design China Beijing, said,

“We have always focused on sustainable development and innovation in the design field.

Over the past four years, Design China Beijing has attracted more than 300 industry experts and lecturers, presented countless brilliant ideas and built up a strong influence.

This year, we are back with a brand-new look, offering a more professional and global stage for design-related professionals to discuss the long-term sustainability of the industry in relation to policy, culture, technology, ecology and business.

We sincerely look forward to the professional audience coming to Beijing for the offline ‘Summit’ from September 26-28 to explore the present and future of sustainable design.”

Six Core Themes: Insights into the Future of Sustainable Design

The Summit will be a meeting of minds based on six core themes: Designing a Sustainable World, Circular Design Thinking, Climate Changes Everything, On the Path to Net Zero, Nature by Design, and Building Sustainability & Green Design, dedicated to promoting sustainable design.

In the three months leading up to the Summit, a series of online seminars will be held in collaboration with authoritative media to provide insights into sustainable design issues.

“Orianna Fielding, sustainability advisor for the Sustainable Design China Summit, shared her insights on six forward-looking themes:

“The Sustainable Design China Summit 2022 focuses on the environmental challenges we face by showcasing a range of cutting-edge innovative solutions to address the negative impacts of climate change and prevent ecosystem collapse.

Creating new urban landscapes requires a comprehensive integration of architecture, natural landscape, urban planning, policy and culture; by integrating these elements, the cities and communities of the future can become spaces that meet all the needs of current and future generations, while protecting the earth’s environment and promoting regenerative cycles – this is what we hope to achieve from the Sustainable Design China Summit. the six themes of the ‘Sustainable Design China Summit’.”

World-renowned material design expert Chris Lefteri will present a special curated exhibition “Material Installation”.

The summit will gather industry experts, business leaders and academic elites who are renowned at home and abroad.

Guests included:

  • Robert Greenwood, Partner and Managing Director of Asia at Snøhetta, a leading international architecture, landscape and interior design firm;
  • the world-renowned architect Stefano Boeri, founder of Stefano Boeri Architetti, known for creating the Vertical Forest, an exemplary global biodiversity masterpiece;
  • Dr. Xu Yibo, Founder of Stefano Boeri Architetti, a world-renowned architectural firm known for creating the Vertical Forest, a global biodiversity model;
  • Paul C. Hutton, chief regeneration director of Cuningham, the world-renowned architecture, interior design and landscape design firm;
  • Lin Fengjian, CEO of North Asia, Shengyu Group, a world-renowned urban development and operation management consulting firm;
  • Allan Zhang, CEO of Rui’an Xintiandi Commercial Management Company, a leading sustainable commercial property investor and manager in China;
  • Rao Hong, Chief Planner of ARUP China, a world-renowned engineering consulting firm;
  • Lou Yongqi, Vice President of Tongji University and member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering;
  • Zhu Dajian, Director of the Institute of Sustainability and Management of Tongji University;
  • Du Yangyan, Technical Director of BREEAM China;
  • Sun Dayong, founding partner and lead architect of Penda China

More information will be disclosed, please stay tuned. 

Special Features Panel: Focus on Sustainable Materials

The Special Features Panel, which is in line with previous Design China Beijing events, will also be presented at this year’s Summit.

Chris Lefteri, a world-renowned material design expert and author of “Materials for Design”, will present “Material Installation”, a curatorial exhibition of more than 50 different design materials.

Chris Lefteri said:

“The use of materials is at the heart of design, and the evaluation of environmentally friendly materials is multidimensional, based on the industry, product, life span, and expected recycling methods.

By helping designers understand materials and apply appropriate environmentally friendly materials to their designs, the design industry can better discern and reinforce the importance of materials to sustainability.

The Sustainable Design China Summit provides an excellent platform, and we hope to help everyone better understand this complex topic through this carefully curated ‘Materials Installation’.”

He will also share his in-depth understanding of design materials at the Summit under the topic of building sustainable and green design.

The Sustainable Design China Summit 2022
World-renowned material design expert Chris Lefteri will present a special curated exhibition “Material Installation”.

Meet in Beijing in Beautiful Autumn: Explore more highlights on site

In addition to the six core themes, special features and workshops, sustainable design booths will be set up at the Summit venue, featuring representative material brands and cutting-edge sustainable design cases.

The exhibition is open free to public.

Whether you are a professional audience listening to the speeches or a white-collar citizen strolling through the hotel shopping district, you are welcome to come and experience and breathe in the “green” atmosphere of sustainable design.


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