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The refurbished Sydney Opera House concert hall.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 23 Aug 2019

Contracts awarded for Sydney Opera House concert hall renewal

The Sydney Opera House has announced that it has awarded two contracts for the renewal of the iconic building’s concert hall – part of the biggest upgrade to the building since it opened.

The Sydney Opera House has been awarded a 5-star Green Star performance rating.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 5 Jun 2019

Green plaudits for Sydney Opera House

To coincide with the United Nations’ World Environment Day, the Sydney Opera House has announced a number of sustainability achievements.

Peter Hall, as depicted on the cover of Peter Hall Architect: The Phantom of the Opera House by Peter Webber.
News | Josh Harris | 17 Apr 2019

Architect who completed Sydney Opera House added to Australian Dictionary of Biography

Architect Peter Hall and industrial designer Grant Featherston are among 61 deceased Australians added to the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

Yal­­­­lamundi Rooms by TZG.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 10 Apr 2019

TZG designed Sydney Opera House venue opens

Designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, a new function centre has opened inside the Sydney Opera House.

A visualisation of Jørn Utzon’s unbuilt Silkeborg Museum (1964), produced for an exhibition titled Fatamorgana – Utzon meets Jørn at the Utzon Center in 2016.
News | Patrick Hunn | 8 Jan 2019

International competition to reinterpret unbuilt Utzon designs

A new annual international competition calls on young creative talents to reimagine unbuilt designs by the Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon for the modern world.

Jørn Utzon at the Utzon House in Hellebæk.
Review | Philip Drew | 20 Dec 2018

The wandering architect: Utzon unlocked

Reflecting on an exhibitionthat celebrated the centenary of Jørn Utzon’s birth, Philip Drew explores how the ruined pyramids of the Maya and the invention of the Super 8 film camera shaped the architect’s work.

The Poisoned Chalice: Peter Hall and the Sydney Opera House
Review | Linda Cheng | 6 Oct 2017

The Poisoned Chalice: Peter Hall and the Sydney Opera House

Architectural historian Anne Watson’s new book is a carefully researched study into the often misunderstood story of architect Peter Hall’s role in the completion of the Sydney Opera House.

Sydney Opera House designed by Jørn Utzon, 1973.
News | Linda Cheng | 4 Oct 2017

Sydney Opera House, ‘masterpiece of human creative genius,’ receives new conservation plan

Sydney Opera House has released a new edition of its Conservation Management Plan, which will guide the biggest renewal of the iconic building since it opened.

The set of Sydney Opera House — The Opera (The Eighth Wonder).

The Sydney Opera House: an ensemble work

Cristina Garduño Freeman examines the often-overlooked contribution made by Australian architects to the design of the Sydney Opera House and argues that authorial plurality has not diminished the building’s success as a public place.