A story about wrong decisions a renowned world heritage site
The Sidney Opera House, designed by Danish Architect Jørn Utzon is undeniably a remarkable building and well deserving of its place on the UNESCO list. The white, glossy ceramic tiles on the roof – 1,056,000 to be exact – are made from Swedish clay. The building, which will be reaching the 40-year mark this year, actually has just one striking characteristic – the acoustics are in many cases… how should we say… terrible. The blame can’t be put on Utzon, who never had the opportunity to complete his magnum opus, but rather on a number of questionable, high-level decisions where the dangerous cocktail of time and money got the upper hand. Do you recognize the scenario? Acoustical confessions and accounts of other gaffes on own projects are accepted weekdays during office hours (Swedish time, UTC+1) at Fellert’s digital confessional.