Applications are invited from Australian students of architecture, engineering and design for the 2018 MADE by the Opera House program.
An Australian-Danish exchange program, MADE by the Opera House was initiated during the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Opera House in 2013 to create an alumnus group of 100 students by 2023 – the 50th anniversary of the Jørn Utzon masterpiece.
Also known as the Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange, MADE is an extra-curricular program offered to Australian and Danish students of architecture, engineering and design (in the built environment) in their 2nd year of study or above. Each year, five students from a NSW university and five students from a Danish tertiary institution are selected for the program in Denmark and Australia respectively.
Key objectives of the MADE by the Opera House program include promoting international and multidisciplinary interaction between students of architecture, engineering and design (in the built environment); fostering cultural relationships between Denmark and Australia; and supporting the knowledge and understanding of Danish architect Jørn Utzon and the Utzon Design Principles.
The five students selected for the program from each country will form a multidisciplinary team to collaborate on a six-week project, developed by the MADE by the Opera House program partners and aligned with the Utzon Design Principles. The five MADE students will be placed at a host firm for six weeks to work as a multidisciplinary team on an assigned project; collaborate with various prestigious built environment professionals, who will provide technical advice and mentorship; participate in study tours, masterclasses and workshops relevant to the program; and submit a group project report and individual reflection statements at the end of the program.
The MADE students will also have the opportunity to reside at Jørn Utzon’s Can Lis residence in Mallorca, Spain, in the week preceding the commencement of the program.
Each student is provided with the equivalent of AU$6,000 to cover international airfares, accommodation and living expenses during their visit. In 2017 and 2018, Airbnb is generously providing accommodation funds for the MADE students.
The next annual program for Australian students will take place in Copenhagen for six weeks in January-February 2018.