Sunday, November 30, 2008

Jorn Utzon dies.

Jorn Utzon, architect of the Sydney Opera House has died aged 90.

The Danish architect of the iconic Sydney Opera House, Jorn Utzon, has died at the age of 90, after suffering a heart attack.

Mr Utzon, an award-winning architect, put "Denmark on the world map with his great talent," said Danish Culture Minister Carina Christensen. ...

The Sydney Opera House planned to dim the lights on the sail-shaped roof on Sunday to mark Mr Utzon's death.

The chairman of Sydney Opera House Trust, Kim Williams, said: "Jorn Utzon was an architectural and creative genius who gave Australia and the world a great gift.

from the BBC

Some images courtesy of the National Library of Australia catalogue.

Jorn Utzon, Artists' model for the geometry of the Sydeny Opera House, 1961.

Wolfgang Sievers, Sydney Opera House under construction, c. 1973.

Wolfgang Sievers, Interior of the Sydney Opera House, c.1973.

1 comment:

  1. I just mentioned this at your previous post and then it just reared up in my face.
    The actions of the NSW Public Works department, in regard to Utzon and his vision, were criminal, and the blame is on Robin Askin (later Sir Robert)who is unfortunately better known for yelling "run over the bastards" from the open car he was in with the President of the USA, when it encountered anti-vietnam war demonstrators.


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