A TRULY UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE Bennelong, Sydney The Sydney Opera House was designed by Jorn Utzon
and Ove Arup to look magnificent and produce impeccable sounds, but with Bennelong (bennelong.com.au), the brainchild of chef Peter Gilmore, it pleases another sense; taste.
Architect Jorn Utzon
won the competition to design the Sydney Opera House in 1957, but left Australia and the project in 1966.
It was Jorn Utzon
who designed this magnificent structure, but he hadn't been invited to the opening ceremony because he'd resigned just before its completion.
Have they taken the time to learn the story of its architect, Jorn Utzon
, and the trials and tribulations of building this wonderful structure?
Danish architect JE[sup.1]rn Utzon
blew up architectural expectations, advancing technology ahead of its time and generating passionate community debate in the process.
"In a way, the footnotes of El Croquis became my curriculum." The research was a bit like a game of connecting the dots: Ben van Berkel, who had worked for Santiago Calatrava and Zaha Hadid, led Ingels to Calatrava and Catalan architecture; Hadid led him to Koolhaas; from there, he discovered interviews between Koolhaas and Alejandro Zaera-Polo, which led him to tectonics and the work of Alvar Aalto and Jorn Utzon
Its integrity is to follow its own truth, its one single theme, and to serve its own single purpose" (Rand, 1971: 17); and exemplified by Jorn Utzon
's famously abandonment of the Sydney Opera House project halfway through construction.