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7 Rejected Proposals for Sydney Opera House

An iconic piece of architecture recognized around the world, the Sydney Opera House was designed by Jřrn Utzon, following a 1956 competition that attracted 222 competition entries. Since its opening in 1973, the building has redefined the ambitions of Australia and only last September celebrated its latest milestone: turning completely carbon neutral.

Sydney Opera House. Image © Budget Direct via NeoMam Studios

An iconic piece of architecture recognized around the world, the Sydney Opera House was designed by Jřrn Utzon, following a 1956 competition that attracted 222 competition entries. Since its opening in 1973, the building has redefined the ambitions of Australia and only last September celebrated its latest milestone: turning completely carbon neutral.The history behind the Opera House and its creation is as rich as the architecture itself. In 1956 the New South Wales Government called an open competition for the design of two performance halls, for opera and for symphony concerts, hoping to establish Sydney as a major city. Danish architect Jřrn Utzon won the competition with an entry that consisted of a few simple sketches that intrigued the jury. Read more »

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Source: Archdaily
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