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The Sydney Opera House. Catherine Grillo 1010322. The Sydney Opera House is a modern expressionist design, with a series of large precast concrete shells, forming the roofs of the structure set on a monumental podium The building covers 1.8 hectares of land and is 183m long and 120m wide.

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The sydney opera house

The Sydney Opera House

Catherine Grillo

1010322


The sydney opera house

  • The Sydney Opera House is a modern expressionist design, with a series of large precast concrete shells, forming the roofs of the structure set on a monumental podium

  • The building covers 1.8 hectares of land and is 183m long and 120m wide.

  • Planning for the Sydney Opera House began in the late 40s, when Eugene Goossens, dream for a venue for large theatrical productions but it was not considered large enough.

Eugene Goossens


The sydney opera house

  • The winner was JørnUtzon, a Danish architect. Utzon visited Sydney in 1957 to help supervise the project.

  • The Opera House was formally completed in 1973, having cost $102 million

  • Utzon had a tense relationship with the contractors

  • Utzonleft the project on 28 February 1966

JørnUtzon


The sydney opera house

Why should it be part of the 7 wonders of the

world?

  • Represents the immensely complex geometries of some modern architecture.

  • The design is also one of the first in the world to use araldite to glue the precast structural elements together and proved the concept for future use.