The aim of Utzon(x) is to take inspiration and extend ideas and working methods from the work of Jørn Utzon and develop an architectural and design orientated approach that combines the inherited knowledge from craftmanship properties of architecture with new and emerging digital logics. This means developing an architectural approach and method that is both sensible to the Nordic Architectural and Building traditions as well as an architectural approach that is informed by and capable of conceiving spatial relations and contextual behaviours through programming and advanced fabrication.
Since 2010 the international Utzon(x) lecture series have arranged lectures and symposiums. The lectures amongst others have been Jacob van Rijs MVRDV, Juhani Pallasmaa, Mathias Kohler ETH Zürich, Sigrid Adriaenssens Princeton University, Dirk van Gameren TU Delft/Mecanoo, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto Bow-Wow, Jenny Osludsen Snøhetta and Nanne de Ru, Berlage Institute. In august 2014 the first Utzon(x) symposium Bricks Beyond New Technologies were held at the Utzon Center with scholars and architectural offices from Europe and US.
The Utzon(x) was founded in 2012 and is developed in joint leadership by Assistant Professor Isak Worre Foged and lab. Engineer Mads Brath Jensen and Head of Exhibitions at the Utzon Center Lasse Andersson. Part of the team is also Professor Poul Henning Kirkegaard from Aarhus University, adjunct Professor Daniel Bosia from AKT II and adjunct Professor Lars Juel Thiis from CUBO Architects.
Learn more about Utzon(x) and watch videos of past lectures and symposiums at www.utzonx.org.