Saturday Aug 08, 2009 at 1:03am to Saturday Aug 15 at 11:00pm
New South Wales, Australia
AUGUST 8 and 15, 10.30am to 1.00pm
WALKS BEGIN AT MUSEUM OF SYDNEY
CORNER BRIDGE & PHILLIP STREETS
COST: $25/$20 CONCESSION
BOOKINGS: (02) 8239 2211 (WEEKDAYS), 0403 888 390 (WEEKENDS)www.sydneyarchitecture.org
on the web:
I’ve been on this walk around the Opera House and it’s damn good. Catch it while you can.
“Join architect Eoghan Lewis in this in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon. The walk discusses the sources of the architect’s deepest inspiration and charts the development of Utzon’s ideas and their realisation – from the poetic simplicity of his competition winning scheme, through nine tumultuous but unbelievably productive years as he slowly realised the platform, concrete shells and ceramic skin.
The walk cover the political events that led to Utzon’s undoing in the mid 1960s, discuss his unrealised 1960s interiors and focuses on two key collaborations: those with German acoustic engineers Cremer und Gabler and Sydney plywood manufacturer Ralph Symonds.”
tags: jørn utzon