Apr 15, 2008

A Tribute to Jørn Utzon

In celebration of Jørn Utzon’s 90th birthday the Danish Architectural Press have published a tribute to the man whose building became a symbol for a city.

When the publishers asked a number of Utzon’s colleagues if they would send a sketch and a birthday greeting, they poured in from all over the world. The effect of Jørn Utzon’s work, the ideas and the buildings' universal impact and importance today, are interpreted by architects including, Tadao Ando, Glenn Murcutt, Rafael Moneo, Steven Holl, Juhani Pallasmaa, and Lene Tranberg.(check out on the greetings and never before published sketches)

“It is a great honor and wonderful feeling to be appreciated by one’s colleagues.
To have been allowed to create something that enriches the lives of my fellow human beings is a wonderful gift.”
Jørn Utzon(winner of the Pritzker Prize 2003)

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