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Opera House's bad vibe

posted 03.10 in news.

Philippe Mora has written a meandering long piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, accusing Jorn Utzon of plagiarism, for not name-checking Otto Bartning’s 1922 Sternkirche design . He then notes that Utzon’s mentor was Alvar Aalto, a...

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Utzon revisited

posted 08.09 in news.

I have just spent an hour watching Utzon’s ‘Edge of the Possible’, the special edition of which has just been released . Thanks Sue for sending a copy. The gut-wrenching story of the century (for an architect) is familiar to us...

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The Edge of the Possible

posted 08.09 in resources.

The DVD of the Daryl Dellora directed 1998 film about the rise and fall of Jørn Utzon’s Opera House has been rereleased as a Special Edition with bonus bits and pieces. A gem is the super 8 film of the many models constructed and placed on...

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Utzon walk

posted 08.09 in events.

AUGUST 8 and 15, 10.30am to 1.00pm
WALKS BEGIN AT MUSEUM OF SYDNEY
CORNER BRIDGE & PHILLIP STREETS
SYDNEY
COST: $25/$20 CONCESSION
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obits

posted 12.08 in news.

I wasn’t sure what to expect.. how would the world respond to Utzon’s death? Seeing a full-on Utzon death poster outside a newsagency today, I thought I would have a look around. Journos have painted Utzon as a one-trick pony, albeit...

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Utzon

posted 11.08 in news.

At the age of 90, Jørn Utzon has died of a heart attack in his sleep. In 2005 he said , “I will not see it now, which makes me sad. Every day I wake up and think of the Opera House. It gives me such pleasure that the building means so much...

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Sydney Opera House

posted 08.08 in resources.

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Jørn Utzon - Utzon Centre

posted 08.08 in resources.

utzon
Utzon Center
[Slotspladsen 4]
DK-9000 Aalborg
Ph: 76 90 5000

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Sydney Opera House

posted 10.07 in news.

SOH – The Guardian (UK) had a major feature on Sydney’s Opera House last week, as part of it’s Great Modern Buildings series. It includes Utzon’s first interview after his departure from the project, and a short homage by...

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Great modern buildings

posted 10.07 in news.

A Guardian special, with an introduction by Jonathan Glancey. An unlikely bunch of famous names write about the buildings – Germaine Greer on Notre Dame du Haut: On the way back to Venice from a holiday in Spain we had made a detour to...

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Opera House ups and downs

posted 06.07 in news.

7 wonders

30.06.07 – The Opera House has just made it onto the World Heritage List, so that’s good. ABC 28.06.07 WORLD HERITAGE LISTING The SOH has also made the top 21 list of man-made structures – but is likely to be...

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