Jorn Utzon honoured for the Sydney Opera House

In Archive by Fredy Ore

Jorn Utzon, the architect who designed the The Sydney Opera House in 1959, but never saw the finished design in 1966, was honoured today by the University of Sydney by receiving an honorary doctorate for his achievement. He unfortunately was too frail to come to Sydney and his son accepted the award on his behalf.
In 1965 Ultzon resigned from the project and left Sydney following a NSW change of government and consequent budget cuts to the project. Interestingly, he has never been back to see the finished design. He was invited last year at the age of 83 to help and supervise in the Opera house’s renovation.