Sydney Architecture Walks #2 - Utzon and the Sydney Opera House

By ai

Nov. 12, 2014

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000


Join us for in this in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon.
Discussing the sources of the young architect’s deepest inspiration, we will chart the development of Utzon’s ideas and their realisation from the poetic simplicity of his competition winning scheme through nine tumultuous and inspired years as he slowly realised the platform, concrete shells and ceramic skin of his House. We will cover the political events that led to Utzon’s demise in the mid 60’s, discuss his unrealised 1960’s interiors and focus on two key collaborations; those with German acoustic engineers Cremer and Gabler and Sydney plywood manufacturer Ralph Symonds.

Coffee under the sails afterwards (not included)
Online bookings only:

Meet in the Museum foyer 10 minutes prior to the start time!


Adult: $55 Children: $45


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