MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE | JØRN UTZON ARCHIVE
The renowned Danish architect, Jørn Utzon, has left an undeniable mark on architectural culture, and his legacy is particularly pronounced in Australia. In 1957, Utzon was selected to design what would become Australia’s most iconic building, the Sydney Opera House. It is a building that has come to define Australia’s culture and creative ideals.
Yet, despite this building’s status, there is no localised home for Utzon’s work, and no place to display and interrogate his legacy. Instead, Jørn Utzon’s archive is buried in boxes and basements across Sydney. This rich body of knowledge - of original drawings, prototypes, photographs and models - is a valuable public resource, alive with thoughts and experiments. Yet, it remains inaccessible and intangible to most.
Image - Can Lis by Jorn Utzon (Photograph: J McMaster)