Architecture Makes the City symposium

In celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the opening of Sydney Opera House, the Australian Institute of Architects and the Sydney Opera House (SOH) are presenting Architecture makes the City, an architecture and design symposium, on Friday 25 October, with special guest speaker, Jan Utzon of Utzon Architects in Denmark, the son of the SOH architect Jørn Utzon. Jan has been involved in much of the SOH refurbishment over the past few years.

Jan Utzon, Utzon Architects.

Jan Utzon, Utzon Architects.

To be opened by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, the one-day symposium, curated by University of Technology Sydney’s Professor Anthony Burke, will bring Danish and Australian architects and designers to the stage together to discuss the contemporary role of architecture and design in shaping our collective cultural imaginations and the cities in which they thrive.

The symposium is the centrepiece of a month-long program of cultural events celebrating forty years of the Opera House, coinciding with the 2013 Sydney Architecture Festival. It’s also a sign of things to come under new Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron whose ambition it is to “fill the House 24/7.”

Centre for Cancer and Health, Copenhagen, by Nord Architects.

Centre for Cancer and Health, Copenhagen, by Nord Architects.

Speakers include:

(from Denmark)
Jan Utzon – Utzon Architects
Johannes Molander Pedersen and Morten Rask Gregersen – NORD Architects
Dan Stubbergaard – COBE
Jakob Fenger and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen – Superflex
Mette Kynne Frandsen – Henning Larsen

(From Australia)
Richard Johnson – Johnson Pilton Walker
Camilla Block – Durbach Block Jaggers
Gerard Reinmuth – Terroir
Rachel Healy – City of Sydney
John Choi – CHROFI
Matthew Bennett – Bennett and Trimble

25 October 2013
Sydney Opera House
Cost: $395 including lunch
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Event details
Friday, 25 Oct 2013 Past event
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point,  NSW,  Australia
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