The Sydney Opera House in Australia is one of the great architectural work of the 20th century and listed in the World Heritage List by UNESCO.
Sydney Opera House is known for creativity and innovation in its architectural form and structural design. It is made up of three groups of interlocking vaulted shells. There are two main performance halls and one restaurant inside. It is set in a waterscape and at the tip of a peninsula projecting to the Sydney Harbour.
The Opera House was inaugurated in 1973 and stands as a world-famous icon of architecture. The project was awarded by an international jury to the Danish Architect Jorn Utzon in 1957.
Sydney Opera house today is Australia’s number one tourist destination. It welcomes more than 8.2 million visitors. One of the world’s busiest performing arts centres, it presents more than 2000 shows throughout the year.
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Picture used for illustration only – Credit Bernard Spragg. NZ