Jørn Utzon Architect

Jorn utzon

Jørn Oberg Utzon, (Danish pronunciation: [jɶɐ̯n ˈud̥sʌn]), AC (9 April 1918 – 29 November 2008) was a Danish architect, most notable for designing the Sydney Opera House in Australia. When it was declared a World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007, Utzon became only the second person to have received such recognition for one of his works during his lifetime. Other noteworthy works include Bagsværd Church near Copenhagen and the National Assembly Building in Kuwait. He also made important contributions to housing design, especially with his Kingo Houses near Helsingør. Utzon was born in Copenhagen, the son of a naval engineer, and grew up in Aalborg, Denmark, where he became interested in ships and a possible naval career. As a result of his family's interest in art, from 1937 he attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts where he studied under Kay Fisker and Steen Eiler Rasmussen. Following his graduation in 1942, he joined Gunnar Asplund in Stockholm where he worked together with Arne Jacobsen and Poul Henningsen. He took a particular interest in the works of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 9th, 1918
Nationality
Denmark
Date of death
November 29th, 2008 at age of 90
Place of death
Copenhagen, Denmark
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Ethnicity
Danes
Places lived
Copenhagen , Denmark
pop. 569,557 (2014)

Family

Children

Education

1. Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Fine-arts Academy

1937 - 1942 / Architecture

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Danish: Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi) has provided a practice-oriented complement to the scholarly investigation of the arts carried out at Danish universities for more than 250 years, playing a crucial part in the development of the distinctive tradition of the art of Denmark.

Type Fine-arts Academy
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts connected by profession and/or age

b. 1914., Architect
b. 1920., Architect
b. 1898., Architect
b. 1800., Architect
b. 1926., Architect
b. 1912., Architect
b. 1843., Architect
b. 1859., Architect

Architecture

1. Elineberg Housing, Helsingborg

Structure
Opened 1966
Geolocation
56.028611,12.723889
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2. Kuwait National Assembly Building

Structure
Geolocation
29.370278,47.964167
Wikipedia article

3. Paustian House

Structure
Opened 1987
Geolocation
55.712778,12.591389
Wikipedia article

4. Hammershøj care centre

Structure
Opened 1966

5. Utzon's House in Hellebæk

Structure
Opened 1952
Geolocation
56.642222,12.553333
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6. Bagsværd Church

Structure
Opened 1976
Geolocation
55.761667,12.444444
Official website www.bagsvaerdkirke.dk
Wikipedia article

7. Fredensborg Houses

Structure
Opened 1965
Geolocation
55.975556,12.394444
Wikipedia article

8. Planetstaden housing project, Lund

Structure
Opened 1958

9. Svaneke water tower

Structure
Opened 1951
Geolocation
55.140556,15.133611
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10. Can Lis

Structure
Opened 1973
Geolocation
39.352778,3.206944
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11. Espansiva building system

Structure
Opened 1969

12. Can Feliz

Structure
Opened 1994
Geolocation
39.4125,-3.208056
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13. Middelboe house, Holte

Structure
Opened 1955

14. Melli Bank, Tehran

Structure
Opened 1960
Geolocation
35.701389,51.431944
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15. Sydney Opera House

Expressionist Structure
7578
Architectural style
Danish design
Expressionist architecture
Opened October 20th, 1973
Geolocation
-33.858667,151.214028
Address Bennelong Point, Sydney
Structure height 65.0 meters
Official website www.sydneyoperahouse.com
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16. Kingohusene, Elsinore

Structure
Opened 1960

Awards won

2003 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Hyatt Foundation
Architecture

1992 Wolf Prize in Arts

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Architecture - his architecture, rooted in deep reading of human cultures, has given shape to processes of ritual and assembly in forms of haunting presence.
Wolf Foundation
Architecture
Sculpture
Painting
Music

1982 Alvar Aalto Medal

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
SAFA
Museum of Finnish Architecture
Architecture

1978 Royal Gold Medal

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Royal Institute of British Architects
Architecture

1973 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with

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