Jorn Utzon and His Works


He established his own practice in Copenhagen in 1950. Utzon has created a style marked by monumental civic buildings and unobtrusive housing projects.

He transcends architecture as art and develops his forms into poetic inventions that possess thoughtful programming, structural integrity and sculptural harmony.

He was the recipient of the Pritzker Prize, 2003.

Architectural works: 


Water tower in Svaneke, Bornholm, Denmark, 1949 -1951 Architect's own house, Hellebæk, Denmark, 1950-1952 Middelboe house, Holte, Denmark, 1953 -1955 Kingohusene, courtyard housing in Elsinore, 1956 -1960 Elineberg Housing, Helsingborg, Sweden, 1954 -1966. Built by Swedish partners Erik and Henry Andersson 

Planetstaden housing project in Lund, Sweden, 1956-1958. Built by Swedish partners Erik and Henry Andersson. 


Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, 1956 -1973 Fredensborghusene, courtyard housing, Fredensborg, Denmark, 1959 -1965 Melli Bank, Tehran, Iran, 1959 -1960 Hammershøj care centre, Elsinore, Denmark, 1962-1966. Built by Birger Schmidt. Bagsværd Church, Bagsværd, Denmark, 1968 -1976 Espansiva building system, pre-fabricated single family houses, Denmark, 1969 Can Lis, Architect's own house, Majorca, Spain, 1971 -1973 National Assembly of Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 1972 -1984 Paustian Furniture Store, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1985 -1987 Can Feliz, Majorca, Spain, 1991-1994

a proscenium theatre with 544 seats  The Playhouse. Sydn y Opera Hou e. a flexible space. 1956-1973 se is an expressionis modern design.8 hectares (4. each taken from a hemisphere of the same radius. with a maximum capacity of 400 people.5 acres) of land.679 seats. a proscenium theatre with 1.  The Studio. The Concert Hall and Opera Theatre are each contained in the two largest groups of shells.507 seats  The Drama Theatre.1. Sydney. The Opera House covers 1. ¦ ¥¤ The Sydney Opera H ¡ ¡ £ ¢ §   . It is 183 metres (605 ft) long and about 120 metres (388 ft) wide at its widest point.056. u ralia. depending on configuration. The roofs of the House are covered with 1. with a series of large precast concrete 'shells. forming the roofs of the structure. with 2. The five venues making up the main performan e facilities:   The Concert Hall. and the other theatres are located on the sides of the shell groupings. The Opera Theatre.006 glossy white and matte cream Swedish-made tiles. an end-stage theatre with 398 seats.

1973-  Utzon's next major design triumph was a Church in Bagsværd just north of Copenhagen. . The Forecourt 2.  The power and clarity of this building echoes the expressionism and humanism of Aalto. 76 Bagsvard Church.Site Plan: Sydney Opera House Other spaces used for performances and other events include:     The Utzon Room A small multi-purpose venue Seating up to 210.  It is characterized by a contrasting rectilinear exterior and sharply curving sanctuary ceiling. Denmark.

with in-situ reinforced concrete shell vaults which span the principal public volumes. Plan and Section Exterior View. in a particularly articulate way. 82 The two ational .  Precast concrete infill elements of standardized dimensions are combined. Sketches. The exterior/ interior dialog at Bagsværd is similar to that at Aalto's Mount Angel Library. ancillary © comprising the ¨ ssembly. Curved Ceiling (Bagsvard Church) 3. Kuwait National 1972 storey complex Assembly.

offices and reception halls. is square in plan and based on a 5x5m grid.  Office modules can be added on three-sides of the building and all the public spaces such as reception halls are arranged perpendicularly to the central walkway. .  Offices are arranged in modules of 20x20m.  This compact structure is crossed by a 12. which stands under a high monumental canopy of 3000 m2 that also covers a public square. as well as the library and cafeteria modules that do not have their own courtyard. with open central courtyards and separated from other office modules by a 5m corridor. on the bay side of the building.  The flat roof is dotted with skylights in the form of the half-barrel vaults providing natural lights to corridors.5m wide central walkway leading to the main entrance.

..those who want things to happen. those that make things happen.Floor Plan __________________ There are 3 kinds of people in this world. and those who just wonder what the hell happened! 9 April 1918 29 November 2008 .

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