The International Utzon100 Symposium
Utzon Center presents the International Utzon100 Symposium with keynotes from Pritzker Prize laurate, architect Rafael Moneo and architect Lene Tranberg.
The symposium is made in collaboration with the School of Architecture at Aarhus and Aalborg University.
Celebrating Jørn Utzon's centenary, the International Utzon100 Symposium aims at bringing people of various backgrounds together for an inspiring, challenging and even alternative set of presentations where the personal take on Jørn Utzon's work is the driving force.
Along the three guiding notions, Built – Taught – Experienced, an international group of practicing architects as well as academics will discuss the fascinating work of the Danish architect from various different perspectives. Special consideration is hereby given on the value of Utzon's oeuvre for the development of contemporary architecture.
Following the Symposium, the new Utzon Archive will be presented online with new and never-before seen photos and documents from Jørn Utzons own personal archive. The Utzon Archive is a joint venture between Utzon Center and Aalborg University.
The Symposium will take place in the Obel Auditorium at Utzon Center.
- Conference (for students): 200DKK
- Conference: 600DKK
- Conference incl. dinner (on May 3) + lunch (on May 4): 1200DKK
All tickets include coffee, tea and water. Tickets prices are excl. handling fee.
Thursday May 3
|13:00||Welcome. Lasse Andersson, director, Utzon Center|
|13:05||Introduction. Moderator: Michael Asgaard Andersen|
|13:10||Keynote: Rafael Moneo: Behind buildings|
|14:20||Mads Bjørn Hansen: Between the classic and modern|
|Theme||BUILT – Chair: Michael Asgaard Andersen|
|14:50||Line Nørskov Eriksen: Horisont: The critical-creative influence of Utzon’s travel studies|
|15:10||Lars Holt: Terraced houses in Skjern – Context and Comparison|
|16:00||Solmaz Sadeghi & Ali Tavakoli Dinani: Between the RED and YELLOW: Melli Bank Project in Tehran 1959–1962|
|16:20||Troels Rugbjerg: Integrating Architecture – encounters with Moroccan building cultures|
|16:40||Jaime J. Ferrer Forés: Jørn Utzon's influence on contemporary Spanish architecture|
|17:00||Jan Utzon on Jørn Utzon|
|17:30||End of Thursday’s symposium|
Friday May 4
|9:00||Keynote: Francoise Fromonot: Detective criticism: Investigating Utzon|
|10:30||Lene Tranberg: Own works|
|Theme||TAUGHT – Chair: Michael Asgaard Andersen|
|11:00||Catherine Lassen: Proto computational thinking: Hacking Utzon|
|11:20||Marie Frier Hvejsel: Tectonic Beginnings – Learning from Utzon|
|11:40||Sidsel Skogstad: A Project in Basra, Iraq: Global inspiration unfolded locally|
|13:00||Francisco Cifuentes: Around the patio|
|Theme||EXPERIENCED – Chair: Michael Asgaard Andersen|
|13:30||Anders Gammelgaard Nielsen: Atmospheres and building culture|
|13:50||Isak Worre Foged: Utzon's Acoustic Dimension. Studies into Acoustic, Modular, Material and Generative Assemblies|
|14:10||Ruth Baumeister: Jørn Utzon's Can Lis. A Private View|
|14:50||Final debate. Moderator: Michael Asgaard Andersen|
|16:00||End of Symposium. Friday drinks and lounge hosted by Utzon Center|