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Utzon Center

Slotspladsen 4
9000 Aalborg


Phone: +45 76 90 50 00
CVR: 30 27 94 41

Sky's the Limit - SOM the Engineering of Architecture

Oct 13th 2016 to Jan 15th 2017

Step into the world of skyscrapers at Utzon Center.

Presented for the first time in Scandinavia, ‘Sky’s the Limit’ takes you into the realm of skyscrapers and large building structures designed by the internationally renowned architecture and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). Founded in Chicago in 1936, SOM has completed more than 10,000 projects in over 50 countries including a number of iconic buildings such as Lever House, Willis Tower, John Hancock Center and the world’s tallest building - Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Among the firms current projects, Karlatornet in Gothenburg will be Scandinavia’s tallest building when completed in 2020.


Presented through sketches, renderings and scale models of notable skyscrapers, the exhibition captures SOM’s innovative integration of structural expression and architectural design that is a defining tenet of the firm’s work. This close collaboration has produced distinctive engineering solutions to contemporary architectural challenges—expanding the parameters of building construction.


At Utzon Center ‘Sky’s the Limit’ couldn’t be more true to its word. Inspired by the hand-built exhibition models, visitors will be able to build their own structures with LEGO bricks before entering a virtual reality in Minecraft placing them at the pinnacle of their imagination’s tallest building.


Welcome to SOM at Utzon Center - where Sky’s the Limit!


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