Boost for Sydney Opera House's Centre for Creativity
The Ove Arup Foundation has announced support for the Centre for Creativity at the Sydney Opera House and the development phase of a built environment programme.
The Sydney Opera House (SOH) is a UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece of human creative genius, a world-class performing arts centre and a leader in social and environmental sustainability. The aim of the Foundation’s support is to harness and share SOH’s unparalleled creativity, inherent in its design and construction and expressed through its many featured art forms and disciplines.
At its 40th anniversary in 2013, SOH launched a decade of renewal including a Centre for Creativity.
The vision for the Centre for Creativity is ‘to make and shape the future’ into a hub for making, design, discovery, experimentation, play, performance and outreach. A world-leading range of programming for the Centre will draw on the Opera House’s unique fusion of music, performance, architecture and engineering.
One important part of the Centre’s offering will be a multidisciplinary built-environment education programme. The programme will provide an opportunity for students to contextualise their learning through the lens of the Opera House building, while experiencing how their own expertise influences their peers across architecture, business operations, engineering, heritage, performing arts, sustainability and urban design.