Steensen Varming are participating in Danish Design at the House, a conceptual exhibition to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Sydney Opera House and the role Danish Design has had in enabling this iconic building. We show how this happens ‘behind the scenes’ through intelligent, valuable and elegant building design solutions that seamlessly merges into the whole. The original air-conditioning system was developed using water from the harbour, saving wasted energy and avoiding the visual impact of cooling towers which was a truly innovative solution, even by today’s standards. The knowledge of the complex engineering systems and an understanding of the inter-relations enable the adaption of the building for future needs consistent with Utzon’s vision. We also describe how the principles of Danish Design are deeply embedded in our approach and task as engineers, from enabling the perception of materials to the feelings of joy and pleasure influenced by the built environment.
Danish Design at the House is open to the public, free of charge, from 25 October – 11 November 2013.
Read more about the exhibition here