Jørn Utzon

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Jørn Utzon (April 9, 1918 – November 29, 2008) was a Danish architect. He was born in Copenhagen and grew up in Aalborg. He is most well known for designing the Sydney Opera House in Australia. He won a contest for designing the Sydney Opera House in 1957. However, he left Australia in 1966 and never returned and saw his completed work.[1] He thought of his design of the Sydney Opera House to be like peeling an orange, as he said putting the shells of the building together would make a perfect sphere. In 2001, he was invited back to restore the building and change it back toward his original designs, but he did not return.[2]

In 2003, Utzon won the Pritzker Prize.[3]

Utzon died of a heart attack in Copenhagen.

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  1. "Six Important Buildings to Know by Danish Architect Jørn Utzon". Scandinavia Standard.
  2. Flyvbjerg, Bent (Spring Summer 2005). "Design by Deception: The Politics of Megaproject Approval" (PDF). Harvard Design. 22. p. 55. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 12, 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2012. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. Pritzker Architecture Prize, "Jørn Utzon, 2003 Laureate"; retrieved 2013-3-27.

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