Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sydney Opera House, The Australian Symbol For Global Arts

The Sydney Opera House
Not many people are aware that the spectacular design for the Sydney Opera house was selected through an international competition. The winning entry was sent in by a Danish architect by the name of Jorn Utzon. The gentleman was little known before the fame and glory that the award brought him. Another interesting turn to the episode was that Jorn Utzon was relieved of his position as chief architect even before, the construction of the Sydney Opera House was complete. Conflict and accusations regarding construction of budgets and costs were the chief reason for his exit.

After his work on Sydney Opera House, Jorn Utzon completed other architectural projects such as the Can Lis in Majorca (1972), Bagsvrd Church in Denmark (1976), the Kuwait National Assembly (1983), The Paustian Furniture Store in Copenhagen (1987) and Can Feliz in Majorca (1995).

The year 2007 was a landmark year for the Sydney Opera House. It was selected as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. The venue today boasts of a large concert house that can seat around 2,000. It also has an open air theater that overlooks the harbour, a construction that was added as an extension a few years after the main house was completed.

Kaisilver gets you a more complete report on the Sydney Opera House at Australia, it can be accessed at http://www.leisure.food-recipe-cooking.com/sydney-opera-house-australia-01.htm