Did you know that the architect of the Sydney Opera House was Danish, Jørn Utzon, which we talked about in another post about the design of this country?
Jørn Utzon won the international competition to design the Australian national opera at 38 years of age. He went against the rectangular shapes of modernist architecture and, influenced by his father who was a naval architect and engineer, he created a building full of curves, composed of three sets of vaulted “leaflets”. For me, it resembles a sailboat of great beauty.
Queen Elizabeth II of England inaugurated the building, of great elegance and ahead of its time, in 1973. It hosts theater, dance, opera, as well as concert performances. It has become the symbol of Australia. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, it is a must see.
For more information about the Sydney Opera House.