The Utzon Archives are the digital archives of the world-renowned Danish architect Jørn Utzon.
The Archives are in the joint guardianship of Utzon Center and Aalborg University. Explore more than 4.700 drawings, sketches, and photos from Jørn Utzon’s private collection. The growing archive registry is available in both Danish and English language. The material is provided for research and educational use only.
You can gain access to The Archives by visiting https://utzon-archives.aau.dk →
The extraordinary influence of the Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s work is internationally acknowledged, yet the bulk of his work have been difficult to access, largely stored in domestic conditions or temporary storage. In 2012, Aalborg University became the guardian of the first half of a large archive collection remaining in the family’s belonging. Since then, the collection has grown steadily with the kind support of numerous parties, and eventually ‘completed’ by Utzon Center in 2017 by securing the second half the family archive in celebration of Utzon centenary anniversary in 2018.
The process of digitalising the archive for research, exhibition and publication purposes is an ongoing process. At this point the digitalised archive consists of more than 4.700 drawings, photographs, documents and private film records, however, the physical collection is much more comprehensive, so the body of work made available via this site continues to grow. We charge a handling fee every time publishers, exhibition venues, researchers, etc. need further material digitalized; a fee that goes toward expanding the digital collection further, so Utzon’s creative universe can be made widely accessible for Utzon-aficionados, students, academics, artist, and architects alike.