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…