Friday, February 20, 2009

Precedent Analysis Project-Part 1:Sydney Opera House

This is a side view of the Sydney Opera House. I really like this image because it allows you to see how dynamic it actually is.

This is the amazing and beautiful Sydney Opera House.

" There is no doubt that the Sydney Opera House is a masterpiece. It is one of the great iconic buildings of the 20th century, an image a great beauty that has become known throughout the world- a symbol for not only a city, but a whole country and continent."
- Jon Utzon (the Danish architect of the Sydney Opera House) 
One fascinating fact about the Sydney Opera House is that it is not solely an Opera House.  However, it is  in fact a multi- serviceable performing arts building. The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It truly is a remarkable landmark for Australian culture and society. The Sydney Opera House all started when  a man named Eugene Goossens discussed and made known that there should be a larger venue for major theatrical productions. Fortunately, Goossens hopes did not take long to get started in creating one of the best performing arts buildings. He was supported by a member of NSW, and the plans were sent out to design a one of a kind place for the arts. The Sydney Opera House was built in three stages. First, the upper podium was built from 1959- 1963. Then  from 1963-1967 they built the outer shells of the building. The last attributes that they worked on to create this marvelous structure was the interior design and the construction.  The Sydney Opera House was completed in 1973, and all affiliated with the performing arts rejoiced. I personally feel that it is a prime example of great design and architecture. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it serves a great purpose by contributing heavily to the arts. It also has many structural stabilizer's. Overall, it is a remarkable building that I cannot wait to learn more about its majesty  and amazing design. 

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