Learn how to make models inspired by Utzon’s own designs
For our 45th anniversary, we held a series of free workshops for kids, exploring the design principles of architect Jørn Utzon. Bring out your inner architect as you make mini models and daring constructions with the whole family!
In this exercise you are going to work with a platform and shells, like Jørn Utzon did with the Sydney Opera House. First you have to build your own proposal for shells on a platform using building modules and the additive principle—and the building material is playing cards!
Explore curves, caves and columns with a few simple materials, just like the proposal for the Jørn's proposal for the Silkeborg Museum.
A house in a tree
When Jørn Utzon built Can Lis, the Spanish resort for he and his wife on the island of Mallorca, it fit perfectly nestled away on the cliff. Learn to build a treehouse and consider its space and surroundings in the same way Utzon did.