Building A New Sydney Opera House

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Building a New Sydney Opera House

Prepared by
Rubin William

Asif Sayed


Table of Contents
Introduction 3
Discussion 4
Conclusion 8
References 9
Appendices 10

Sydney Opera House is a master piece of late modern architecture. It is a global landmark situated on Bennelong Point. It is a multi-venue performing arts facility and hosts symphony concerts, choir performances, music shows, opera and dance performances. It has also been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. (Sydney Opera House History, 2014). According to the website before Sydney Opera House was built orchestral concerts were held in Town Hall and for no suitable stage was available for staging operas. It was this need that
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According to Harold Kerzner the estimations for the project were done on the basis of incomplete designs. After the project commenced the requirements were changed that led to rework. There were other unforseen difficulties in terms of wet weather and difficulty in redirecting the storm water (Kerzner, 2014). The roof structure designed by Jorn Utzon was unique but was impossible to build and was later changed to something that could be constructed. All this factors affected the time, cost and scope of the project. The government that had initially started the project changed and that added to the architect problems with the new government stopping the funds for the project. According to them he had already exceeded the estimations and they also doubted his ability to complete the project. There was a communication gap between the architect and the government. Eventually Jorn resigned and the project was handed over to some other firm who had to redesign as Jorn took the designs with him when he left. All these causes led to the project failure.

Sydney Opera House has 1000 rooms and has an annual audience of about 2 million people. It conducts 3000 events each year. It is 185 metres long and 120 metres wide. It has 2194 pre-cast concrete sections as its roof and has over one million tiles in roof (Wells, 2013). It has evolved a lot over the years. The international competition organized required entrants to design a complex with two halls larger
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