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Jørn Utzon: Centenary Reappraisal
DATE: 18/9/2018
The visionary Danish architect Jørn Utzon was just 38 years old in 1957 when he was named the surprise winner of an international competition to design the Sydney Opera House in Australia. While this early triumph brought Utzon worldwide fame, it overshadowed a larger body of work of great importance for Modern architecture.

Utzon´s highly diverse projects around the globe, from the National Assembly in Kuwait and Melli Bank in Tehran, Iran, to the Bagsværd Church and numerous houses in Denmark, are testaments to his belief that Modernism need not sacrifice local character to be forward thinking.

Over the years, the buildings have been modified according to various strategies, putting his architectural legacy into question. Michael Asgaard Andersen, Associate Professor at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark, will be coming to London to offer a reappraisal of Utzon on the centenary of his birth.

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