PLH Arkitekter is hosting the Danish-Australian exchange programme ‘MADE by the Opera House’

This year, PLH Arkitekter is hosting the Danish-Australian exchange programme ‘MADE by the Opera House’. Today, Monday the 13th of January, five Australian students of architecture, engineering and design start their exchange programme in Denmark. The students will form a multidisciplinary team to collaborate on a six-week project – with special focus on Jørn Utzon’s working methods.

Today, Monday the 13th of January, five Australian students of architecture, engineering and design start their exchange in Copenhagen as a part of the exchange programme ‘MADE by the Opera House’. Until the 20th of January, the students will be working on an interdisciplinary project where they are asked to make a new interpretation of the Aller Media Building in Copenhagen. The goal of the project is for the students to gain experience with cross-disciplinary working methods by collaborating on a project that presents them with architectural, engineering and design-related challenges.

Throughout their exchange programme, the students will participate in masterclasses, reviews, study trips etc.

The five talented Australian students are:

- Aislinn King, Fine Arts (Design for Performance), National Institute for Dramatic Art

- Bobbie Bayley, Architecture, University of Newcastle

- Irene Clarke, Civil Engineering/Design in Architecture, University of Sydney

- Muthu Kumaran, Engineering (Mechatronics), Western Sydney University

- Stephanie Palmer, Engineering (Professional Engineering Practice/Civil and Environmental), University of Technology Sydney

Work Life of the Future

The five students will work on a fictive case. Here, they are asked to create an integrated and transformative design solution that accommodates the needs of the future users of the Aller Media Building in Copenhagen.

They are asked to conduct research in what identifies the work life of future generations and look into how future trends in different kinds of working cultures can be integrated into physical space. In the project, they are asked to consider the façade, layout, sustainability, lifecycle of the building - and a lot more.

At the end of the programme, the students will present the project solution and learnings at a reception hosted by PLH Arkitekter.

Read more about the Aller Media Building here

MADE by the Opera House

MADE (Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange) by the Opera House is an extra-curricular programme offered to Australian and Danish students of architecture, engineering and design. The exchange programme builds on the connection, which arose between Denmark and Australia when Jørn Utzon created ‘the Sydney Opera House’. MADE by the Opera House is about continuing the cross-disciplinary method, which formed the basis for the Opera House in Sydney.

MADE is developed and supported by the following partners and sponsors: Sydney Opera House Trust, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, The Bikuben Foundation, The Henrik Frode Obel Foundation, The Dreyer Foundation, Arup, Steensen Varming, the NSW Architects Registration Board and AMP capital.

The programme was established at the Sydney Opera House’s 40th Anniversary in 2013 and will lead up to the 50th Anniversary in 2023. During this period, 100 students in total will have taken the programme and be part of a MADE alumni network.

Read more about the programme here

The Aller Media Building – Photographer: Giuseppe Liverino