The brainchild of Danish architect Jorn Utzon
, who won a competition to design the landmark in 1956, it is celebrated as one of the most distinctive buildings in the world.
For lunch, we order a classic herring-on-ryebread open sandwich at a restaurant in the Utzon Center, an exhibition space designed by locally born Jorn Utzon
, best known for designing the Sydney Opera House.
The Sydney Opera House, 1973, Jorn Utzon
, whose tile cladding was so important to its architect, often appeared in conference presentation images as a seminal building of our era.
To create this effect, we took our lead from the Danish Sydney Opera Architect, Jorn Utzon
, and looked for inspiration in nature.
The current National Assembly building was opened in February 1986; designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon
, who had also designed the Sydney Opera House.
The Danes are renowned for design, and Jorn Utzon
, the architect of the nearby Utzon Centre, was also responsible for the rather more famous Sydney Opera House.
Not everyone is enamoured with the opera house, designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon
- Germaine Greer describes it as covered in ''clunky ceramic tiles'' and the interior ''makes a nonsense of the black-opal seascape outside'', but few would argue that it is one of the world's most instantly recognisable buildings.
While Jorn Utzon
is best remembered as the visionary draughtsman behind the Sydney Opera House, his contribution to Kuwait's architectural development should not be forgotten.
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE DESIGNED by the Danish architect Jorn Utzon
and opened in 1973.
In giving the world one of the 20th century's greatest buildings, Jorn Utzon
changed the creative and cultural landscape of Australia forever.
However, the dynamic evolution of his work still waits to be assessed and, like other distinguished figures not yet properly situated, including Jorn Utzon
, Sverre Fehn and Luis Barragan, the full extent of Erickson's body of work will be a real discovery.
Saint retells the story of Arup and Jorn Utzon
at the Sydney Opera House with as much gentle diplomacy as Arup showed at the time.