Press Esc to close
Monday 20 February 2017
News updated at 1:57 AM IST
Weather
Max: 29.3°C
Min : 15.9°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

Sydney Opera House at 40

Achal Narayan, July 5, 2013, DHNS:
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the iconic Sydney Opera House in October this year, the Australian institution is planning a series of design-led events in recognition of Danish architect Joern Utzon’s masterpiece.

From October 20 to 28, the Sydney Opera House will invite Danish architects, designers and artists to showcase their work under its famous roof, while in Denmark, the Utzon Centre in Aalborg will display never-before-seen sketches and models of the Opera House and create a section of the structure’s stairway for the public.

The CEO of the Sydney Opera House, Louise Herron, said: “The Opera House has been central to Australian life and identity for forty years. It has also been integral in forging important links between our two countries that continue to strengthen and evolve to this day, which is why it is so appropriate that new generations of Danes play a central part in our 40th anniversary celebrations in October. Our anniversary is very much about safeguarding Joern Utzon’s masterpiece for future generations of artists, visitors and audiences.”

Meanwhile, it has been announced that LEGO will release, in September, one of its largest mass-market architectural sets to date, on the Sydney Opera House. Using 2,989 bricks, owners can construct the recognisable curves and steps of the Opera House on the largest blue stud base-plate ever manufactured by LEGO.

In total, the building [23 cm x 63.5 cm x 38 cm] will incorporate a wealth of rare LEGO bricks in dark tan. Complex design has ensured that the completed model can be moved and handled with ease and the subtle detailing of Joern Utzon and Ove Arup’s original building is captured in an achievable way. The Sydney Opera House was built in 1973. Its design came from Danish architect Joern Utzon who won a competition in 1956.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Theater Person Lakshmi Chandrashekar in an interview to Prajavani Metro for ' Naa Kanda...

Theater Person Lakshmi Chandrashekar in an interview to Prajavani Metro for ' Naa Kanda...

A n aircraft take off in a backdrop of sun set on the last day of the 11th biennial edition...

A n aircraft take off in a backdrop of sun set on the last day of the 11th biennial edition...

A Truck caught fire , at Road in Tinsukia, Assam on Saturday...

A Truck caught fire , at Road in Tinsukia, Assam on Saturday...

Virat Kohli speaks at 49th All India Central Revenue Sports Meet ...

Virat Kohli speaks at 49th All India Central Revenue Sports Meet ...

Indian Air Force's helicopter aerobatic team 'Sarang' on the last day of the 11th Biennial edition..

Indian Air Force's helicopter aerobatic team 'Sarang' on the last day of the 11th Biennial edition..

Skycat Wingwalkers, the Scandinavian aerobatic team, makes a heart on the last day of AERO INDIA...

Skycat Wingwalkers, the Scandinavian aerobatic team, makes a heart on the last day of AERO INDIA...

A three-months-old hippopotamus is seen with its mother Pippa at the Le Cornelle Animal Park...

A three-months-old hippopotamus is seen with its mother Pippa at the Le Cornelle Animal Park...

Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh with his wife Rukmini during their wedding reception in Mumbai...

Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh with his wife Rukmini during their wedding reception in Mumbai...

A ball of fire from explosives goes up during the ongoing U.S.-Thai joint military exercise...

A ball of fire from explosives goes up during the ongoing U.S.-Thai joint military exercise...

Sibrerian birds frolic over Narmda River waters in Jabalpur...

Sibrerian birds frolic over Narmda River waters in Jabalpur...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523