Maybe the future holds another masterpiece on a par with the Sydney Opera House? An international competition sponsored by Spar Nord Foundation invites young creative talents to reimagine Jørn Utzon’s working drawings for some of his unbuilt works, a theatre in Zurich, an opera house in Madrid and the Jeddah Stadium in Saudi Arabia.
Jørn Utzon was brilliant and uncompromising in his work and this was partly why so many of his projects were unrealised. Some of them were spellbinding and, while well-known to his followers and architectural experts, they are largely undiscovered by the general public.
The new international competition, Utzon UNBUILT, is setting out to redress this. Utzon Center is opening up a treasure chest of his designs in the Utzon Archives and inviting today’s talents to propose future projects based around his ideas.
Utzon Center hopes the competition will propagate knowledge of the works and demonstrate the potential of Utzon’s unique ideas in a contemporary context.