Photograph by Ross Honeysett. The image of the Sydney Opera House is a registered trademark of the Sydney Opera House. © 2009 All rights reserved.
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (1957 - 1973)

Sydney Opera House (1957 - 1973) created by the young Danish architect Jørn Utzon is a masterpiece of late modern architecture. It is admired internationally and proudly treasured by the people of Australia.

The distinctive roof comprises sets of interlocking vaulted ‘shells’ set upon a vast terraced platform and surrounded by terrace areas that function as pedestrian concourses. The two main halls are arranged side by side, with their long axes, slightly inclined from each other. The Forecourt is a vast open space from which people ascend the stairs to the podium.

Design and construction were closely intertwined. The design solution and construction of the shell structure took eight years to complete and the development of the special ceramic tiles for the shells took over three years. Construction of the shells was one of the most difficult engineering tasks ever to be attempted. The revolutionary concept demanded equally revolutionary engineering and building techniques.

The Sydney Opera House has earned a reputation as a world-class performing arts centre and become a symbol of both Sydney and the Australian nation.

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