A young pair of architects from Copenhagen, has recently received the Droga Architect in Residence in Sydney Australia, one of the very few residencies in the architecture business.
The residency, which runs from February–May 2015, involves a three-month work stay in Australia where the goal is to share experiences and develop projects with the Australian architecture industry, and urban development and city administration.
NORD Architects may be a young firm, but they have already proved themselves by winning several awards for their projects, including innovative public institutions, urban spaces and urban schemes.
“The theme of our stay is, Collective Impact – how architecture can be a platform for co-creation processes and form new alliances between public, private and civil stakeholders. We will use our experience from the Nordic markets to inspire our colleagues and be inspired by their way of doing things,” says partner Johannes Molander Pedersen.
The two NORD partners, Johannes Molander Pedersen and Morten Rask Gregersen will teach at the UTS in Sydney, lecture and participate in panel discussions at several venues including the Opera House and at a major conference for health architecture in Melbourne. They will also engage with Urban Growth NSW, the organisation that operates the development of The Bays – Sydney’s old industrial waterfront that is being transformed into a new urban area.
“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to travel with our knowledge and meet new colleagues and professional environments. Naturally, we will also examine how the options are to open a new market for our company,” said Morten Rask Gregersen.
The Droga Architect in residence programme is organised by the Australian Institute of Architects and Daniel Droga.