Hayball hosts Danish cohort from the Sydney Opera House MADE program 2022

29 August 2022

Authored by Hayball

Our Sydney studio has been fortunate to host and mentor the Sydney Opera House’s 2022 Danish MADE contingent. Since arriving in Sydney – via Can Lis, Jorn Utzon’s villa in Mallorca no less – Natalia Nawrocka (Science + Design, Aalborg University), Mads Rokkjær (Architecture, Royal Danish Academy), Christina Kjær (Engineering, DTU, Technical University of Denmark), Filip Hede (Design: Funiture, Space + Material, Royal Danish Academy) and Anna Fogh (Architecture, Royal Danish Academy) have been delving into the Utzon Design principles as part of a multi-disciplinary cultural and creative exchange that celebrates the connection between Sydney and Denmark through the Danish architect’s iconic Opera House.

The Brief: “How can we celebrate The Opera House as a resilient and cultural beacon of light for a 24-hour city?”

To reimagine the northern boardwalk and its potential to address Country centred design, the concept of a 24-hour city and how it might be future-proofed—our five students followed the guiding principles: Inspiration from Nature, Dynamic Movement and Evoking Emotion Through Design.

The final project outcomes were presented to an audience in the Sydney Opera House Utzon Room in mid-August and will be presented to our three studios (virtually) when the students are back in Denmark in October.

In the meantime, here’s how the last six weeks unfolded…