Sydney Opera House, 1957–1973
Initial Sketch

Jorn Utzon

“I can describe the interior with my hands, every room – if it is not built I am in agony.”
Jorn Utzon
  “Grounded in the nature of place, materials and construction, Utzon's forms were born of a patient search for originality, not novelty, and his ultimate legacy is ethical, not formal – a way of working, not a signature style.”
Proof that one building can change the perception of a country – The Opera House, born of such strife and dispute, has become the image of Australia, and Australia has become the building.