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41166
  • Title
    Jorn Utzon Sydney Opera House collection, 1956-1967
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1956-1967
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    41166
  • Physical Description
    Architectural and Technical Drawings - 2561 architectural drawings -
    Albums - 8 albums (chiefly architectural drawings - halftone photomechanical prints with text, approx. 276 leaves and prints) -
    Textual Records - 1v., 27 boxes -
    Photographs - ca. 1600 (chiefly silver gelatin photoprints) -
    Photographs - 1436 photonegatives, b&w -
    Objects - 4 wooden models
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Jorn Utzon was born on 9 April 1918 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated with the gold medal for architecture from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen in 1942. He joined the Helsinki office of Alvar Aalto in 1946, and the Helsingborg office of Erik Andersson in 1950.
    On 29 January 1957 the Premier of New South Wales J.J. Cahill announced Utzon as the winner of an international competition for the design of an opera house to be built on Bennelong Point, Sydney. Work on the construction of the Sydney Opera House began on 2 March 1959. Between 1957 and 1963 Utzon worked on the project from Denmark, moving to Australia on a permanent basis in 1963. On 28 February 1966 Utzon tendered his resignation to Davis Hughes, Minister for Public Works, and left Australia in that year.
  • Scope and Content
    Records, architectural drawings, photographs and working models re the construction of the Sydney Opera House, 1956-1967.

    Series 01
    Jorn Utzon records, 1956-1967

    Series 02
    Jorn Utzon Sydney Opera House preliminary and miscellaneous drawings, ca. 1958-1966

    Series 03
    Jorn Utzon Sydney Opera House working drawings, 1959-1966

    Series 04
    Jorn Utzon Sydney Opera House Consultants' working drawings & miscellaneous drawings, 1959-1966

    Series 05
    Jorn Utzon Sydney Opera House architectural reports, ca. 1958-1965

    Series 06
    Jorn Utzon Sydney Opera House : photographic prints and negatives of site construction, architectural models and drawings, ca. 1961-1965

    Series 07
    Sydney Opera House, wooden working models, ca. 1962-1966
  • Source
    Presented by Jorn Utzon, 1972 Pic.Acc.2530
  • General note

    Digital order no:a119208
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