Jørn Utzon 1918-2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Jørn Utzon

Australia's signature building creator and Denmark's most inspired architect Jørn Utzon passed away today at the age of 90 years old.

In 2003 the jury of the Pritzker Prize (architecture's highest honor) declared, in reference to the Sydney Opera House, "The marvelous and seemingly impossible in architecture can be achieved." Sadly Utzon never returned to Australia after he was forced to quit the project. In recent years the Opera House Trust made amends with him.

Via: Core77


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