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MADE by the Opera House

Established at the Sydney Opera House's 40th Anniversary in 2013, MADE by the Opera House is an Australian-Danish exchange program that, in the lead up to the 50th Anniversary in 2023, has created an alumnus group of almost 100 students to continue the international and interdisciplinary links first forged by Jørn Utzon's masterpiece. Each year, between 2014-2023, five students from a NSW university and five students from a Danish tertiary institution participated in the program in Denmark and Australia respectively.

Also known as the Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange, this extra-curricular program was offered to Australian and Danish students of architecture, engineering and design (in the built environment) in their second year of study or above.

MADE: 2013 – 2023

Following the completion of the 10 year program, explore below the findings and learnings of the MADE partners and stakeholders.

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Program Overview

Part 1: Read more about the development of the MADE program including multidisciplinary collaboration within the context of Sydney Opera House. This section also maps student recrutiment and the inclusions within the 6 week programs and provides an overview of the outcomes.

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Briefs and Concepts

Part 2: Explore this snapshot into all 18 projects delivered by the MADE students, written in their own words. This section also details how the briefs were prepared and the approach of the students.

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Outcomes and Reflections

Part 3: Learn about the program outcomes such as the alumni group and hear reflections from the partners about the impacts of the program at both organisation and industry-level. This sections also details the legacy of the MADE program.

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