Sidney Opera House

Today the Opera house in Sidney is considered as one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Yet, the project’s genesis was tough and dramatic, since Danish architect Jorn Utzon upset Australia’s conservative architectural scene after winning the competition to design the building. His radical concept soon fell victim to politics, jealousies and budget constraints, and it took years to find the engineering solutions to build the revolutionary shell. This dramatic story is now set to become a film. The Danish/Swedish/Australian co-production will tell how Utzon had to fight for his design, yet was forced to quit in 1966 before the opera house was completed.

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