Forgotten Heroes: Jorn Utzon ; the Choreographer on the Architect Jorn Utzon

By Richard Alston, Interview Charlotte Cripps | The Independent (London, England), February 6, 2004 | Go to article overview
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Forgotten Heroes: Jorn Utzon ; the Choreographer on the Architect Jorn Utzon


Richard Alston, Interview Charlotte Cripps, The Independent (London, England)


Who is he?

The Danish architect who created the Sydney Opera House. Born in Copenhagen in 1918, he studied at the Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. His designs won the competition to build the Opera House in 1957. Utzon's relationship with the Australian government was fraught from the start, and in 1966 he resigned. The Opera House was completed by other architects in 1973. Utzon, now in his eighties, has retired to a house he designed for himself in Majorca, but his two sons, Jan and Kim, continue the practice of Utzon Architects in Denmark.

What has he done?

Qualifying as an architect in 1942, Utzon worked with some significant European architects until establishing a private practice in 1950. Apart from the Sydney Opera House, his other works include the Municipal Theatre Zurich, Switzerland (1964), the Kuwait National Assembly (1972) and the Bagsvaerd Church Complex (1975), as well as housing complexes, residences and other commercial buildings. For the Opera House's 30th birthday last year, Utzon was asked to design the Reception Hall of the Opera House - a way of paying tribute to the building's original architect.

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