Steensen Varming was founded by Niels Steensen and Jørgen Varming in
Copenhagen in 1933. Not long after the war ended, the Dublin office
opened followed by Edinburgh and London – all preceded by prestigious
commissions with competition-winning architects. The Sydney Opera
House commission with Jørgen Utzon continued this pattern and the
Sydney practice opened in 1973, and this year shares its 40th anniversary
with the Sydney Opera House.
In commemoration, Steensen Varming in association with the Sydney
Opera House, are supporting MADE, a multidisciplinary Australian-Danish
student exchange program that aims to promote disciplinary interaction
between engineering, architecture and design students. Later in the year
we will also be part of an exhibition of Danish Design Environments, to be
held at the Opera House.
To mark the occasion, on Thursday the 5th September, Steensen Varming will celebrate at the Concert Hall Northern Foyers. Our valued clients, inspirational architects and dedicated staff will be addressed by Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron, followed by Søren Varming and Tobias Jacobsen, grandsons of Jørgen Varming and Arne Jacobsen – key figures in the development of our way of thinking.
See photos of the event.