Danish Values in a Chinese Environment

The first pen strokes in the creation of the House of the Danish Industry Foundation were drawn in 2010 when Denmark hosted an architectural competition by invitation. It was a condition that the proposed building should be in accordance with Danish values and standards and show respect for the inspiring Chinese environment.

The competition was won by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects in cooperation with COWI.

The building was donated by the Danish Industry Foundation.

A venue for your next event?

SDC is open to companies, universities and institutions with activities in China. If you are planning your next event in Beijing and you are looking for a spectacular venue, contact Event and Relations Coordinator Thomas Lykke Pedersen.

When you choose SDC as the location for your event, SDC will help you with practicalities such as booking of conference rooms, hotel reservations, AV equipment, planning of social and cultural activities outside the programme.

The SDC Building is home to more than 50 rooms, which include meeting rooms, video-call meeting rooms, classrooms for workshops and auditoriums seating 60-150 people.

Event and Relations Coordinator Thomas Lykke Pedersen
Mobile: +86 182 0144 6428

SDC Faculty
SDC faculty can find more information on the Event Portal at Moodle

Bringing people together

It was the vision to create a vibrant house where also businesspeople take advantage of the airy and pleasant facilities for conference activities and similar events. An open atrium runs through all floors and draws daylight deep into the core of the building. 

The atrium is the spatial focus of the building, providing overview and easy orientation, and it is the natural meeting place for informal contacts and meetings among students, researchers and businesspeople.


The building is located at UCAS’ Yanqihu campus, 60 km north of Beijing. It was inaugurate by His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Denmark on 25 September 2017, and the building has enabled SDC to compile teaching and research activities under one roof.

Have a look through the gallery above to see the building and the facilities.

Facts about the building

The SDC building is a complete five story building of 10,896 m2, and on a daily basis it will be frequented by 200 Master’s students, PhD students, teachers and researchers, guests and staff in the:

• 20 apartments for teachers and researchers

• Lecture hall

• Lecture room

• 10 classrooms

• 8 group rooms

• 10 research offices

• 8 PhD offices

• 6 thesis offices

• 4 meeting rooms

• Lounges for students and teachers

• Common areas with study stations

• 4 administration offices

• Canteen area