Sydney Opera House Architecture

December 28, 2013


The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was opened on October 20th 1973 an exists to be a great architectural achievement today. The architecture of the building has a modern style with large concrete shells. The design was completed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon. The architect was young at the time, but understood how to create a masterpiece of architecture in comparison to the harbor backdrop, and glistens in the night.


The construction of the shells required meticulous engineering that took 8 years to complete. The construction was actually considered one of the most difficult in the world to accomplish.


The design was actually a result of a competition by the NSW Government in 1956, luckily Jørn Utzon won giving us the amazing building that our world admires today.

In 2003 Utzon received the Pritzker Prize, international architecture's highest honor.


Key Facts

Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Construction started: 1958
Opened: October 20, 1973
Architectural style: Expressionist architecture
Architecture firm: Arup
Architects: Jørn Utzon, Ove Arup



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